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Latest News: Ivory Coast launches ICT-training for 6000 teachers

eLearningworld News from Africa The Minister of Education and Technical Education, Kandia Camara, announced that teacher training in information technology is a prioritised area at launch of a three year programme to solve these shortcomings. About 6000 teachers will be included in the programme that is a part of the UNESCO-CFIT-project. The Minister of Education claims that the previous weaknesses in knowledge of ICT are now an obstacle to exercise the teacher profession. China is… Continue reading

Pisa International Student Assessment: A critical review

What if skills and engagement to take exams are the main reason for success or failure? Are really East Asian school-systems that similar to e.g. European that a comparison is possible in concern of reliability and validity? Why are not understanding and creativity measured, but just knowledge-chunks? Math, Science and Reading skills, what about the other subjects? With these questions in mind, does the Pisa International Student Assessment really say anything about the conditions in… Continue reading