Findings from the IEA SITES 2006 study

Updated: 4:04pm, 30 Nov, 2022
10 March 2008 (Mon)
Rm 104, Runme Shaw Bld., HKU
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The Second Information Technology in Education Study 2006 (SITES 2006) is the latest in a series of international comparative studies on ICT and its use in education conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Altogether 22 countries and educational systems participated in this study which focused on how teaching and learning took place in mathematics and science classrooms and the role of ICT in them. The study found that the extent of ICT adoption by teachers differs enormously across systems, varying from below 20% to over 80% of teachers applying information and communication technology (ICT) in their lessons. Greater student gains in 21st century skills of self-directed learning and collaborative inquiry were reported by teachers who adopt more student-centered methods that focus on developing students lifelong learning abilities rather than traditional content goals. Survey results show that teaching methods are still largely traditional but in most countries there is a stronger orientation towards lifelong learning when ICT is used in teaching and learning. Compared to data collected in 1998 through the earlier SITES M1 study, considerable diversity in developmental trends across countries were observed though ICT infrastructure has improved in all cases. The emphasis on lifelong learning skills in teaching decreased in some education systems in Europe, but substantial increases were observed in Asia. Key findings of analysis focused on Hong Kong as well as international data will be presented in this seminar.

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