Pushing the Frontier - A Cohesive System-wide Approach to Integrating ICT into Education

by Seng Chee Tan
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Seng Chee Tan Pushing the Frontier - A Cohesive System-wide Approach to Integrating ICT into Education
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This book focuses on the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into K-12 education. It documents the authors’ reflections on the approaches and issues that have facilitated implementation of ICT integration in education as well as their experience in integrating ICT in education at multiple levels – policies that empower schools; learning environments that encompass the hardware, services and support systems; school-based teaching and learning frameworks; research and development of ICT-enabled pedagogies and innovative professional development models.


Seng Chee Tan
Horn Mun Cheah
Wenli Chen
Doris Choy

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Illustrations Note:
XIV, 155 p. 15 illus., 11 illus. in color.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Integrating ICT into K-12 Education: A global perspective.- Chapter 3 Interlocking Policies Facilitating ICT Integration in Education.- Chapter 4 ICT Environments in Singapore.- Chapter 5 Capacity Building of School Leaders and Teachers.- Chapter 6 Research and Development on ICT Integration in Schools.- Chapter 7 Innovative Technology-Mediated Classrooms Practices from Research.- Chapter 8 Idea Interactions and Translations: Scaling up and Deepening ICT-Integration Practices.- Chapter 9 Impact of ICT Masterplans.- Chapter 10 Insights and Learning from ICT Integration in Education in Singapore.- Chapter 11 Horizon Scanning and Implications in the Near Future.
Analyses the key driving forces that shape the integration of ICT into education as a worldwide phenomenon from various perspectives, including political, technological, economic, social, and learning

Provides insights into how policies can be effectively translated into classroom practices and be scaled up

Explains the systemic and multi-level implementation of ICT policies at national, school, and classroom levels

Presents examples of ICT-mediated pedagogies, research, and innovative professional development models

Media Type:
Springer Singapore
Biography Artist:
Seng Chee TAN is a deputy director of the Centre for Research and Development in Learning, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an associate dean at the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning, National Institute of Education. His research interests are related to the use of technologies in education, ranging from K-12 settings to university and adult learning contexts.
Horn Mun CHEAH is the assistant provost at SIM University, Singapore. He possesses extensive leadership experience integrating ICT into school systems, the governance needed and the systemic support to make it work.
Wenli CHEN and Doris CHOY are tenured associate professors in the Learning Sciences and Technologies academic group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Both contribute to teacher education on the use of technologies in schools and have years of research experience working with schools on innovating with technologies.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
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Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
12 December 2018
Package Dimensions:
0.234 x 0.154 x 0.013 m; 0.288 kg
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