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1 Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe Task Force Education and Youth South Eastern European Education Reform Implementation Initiative Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform Working Meeting of Seniors Officials from SEE Predeal, May 2003 Programme on Computer and information literacy in Slovenian Schools (RO) Country: SLOVENIA Author: Tatjana Jurkovic

2 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 1. Priority Area Ensuring access to, and effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 2. General Objective(s) to increase the use of information and communication technology in education and thus to increase the use of information and communication technology in education and thus to contribute to a more to contribute to a more –efficient, –modern, –creative and –friendly educational environment

4 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 3. Specific Objectives to equip schools with up-to-date ICT, to equip schools with up-to-date ICT, –access to the Internet, standardization of basic and didactic software, suitable hardware, counselling and maintenance to qualify teachers and pupils for the use of ICT, to qualify teachers and pupils for the use of ICT, to facilitate research and further development in the field of introducing new information technologies into schools to facilitate research and further development in the field of introducing new information technologies into schools

5 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 4. Target Group(s) pre-school education (300), pre-school education (300), primary education (800), primary education (800), education for children with special needs (60), education for children with special needs (60), general secondary education (160), general secondary education (160), student dormitories (50), student dormitories (50), teacher training faculties (12), teacher training faculties (12), other public institutions and organisations other public institutions and organisations

6 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 1. Teacher training 2. Hardware 3. Software 4. Internet 5. Research and development

7 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 1. Education and training - differentiated and practice-oriented Types of programmes: basic training for all school staff, basic training for all school staff, didactic-methodological training for teachers didactic-methodological training for teachers specialised seminars for coordinators at school level, specialised seminars for coordinators at school level, special programmes for headmasters, librarians, counselling and guidance personnel special programmes for headmasters, librarians, counselling and guidance personnel

8 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 2. Hardware - modern and standardised Schools are equipped with: computers: supporting multimedia and connected to the local network with access to the Internet computers: supporting multimedia and connected to the local network with access to the Internet equipment for presentations equipment for presentations additional equipment: printers, plotters, scanners, modems… additional equipment: printers, plotters, scanners, modems… The school must contribute 20%-50% of the costs

9 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 3. Software - use of legal software all computers are supplied with a licensed basic software basket all computers are supplied with a licensed basic software basket didactic-educational software offered in the catalogue of recommended software didactic-educational software offered in the catalogue of recommended software the use of software supported by handbooks in Slovenian language and seminars for teachers the use of software supported by handbooks in Slovenian language and seminars for teachers

10 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 4. Internet facilitating access to Internet (username, software, handbooks in Slovenian language, eminars for teachers) facilitating access to Internet (username, software, handbooks in Slovenian language, eminars for teachers) Slovenian Educational Network (database of all activities and materials, meeting point for students and teachers) Slovenian Educational Network (database of all activities and materials, meeting point for students and teachers)

11 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 5. Activities 5. Research and development Strategic projects (development of multimedia teaching aids, use of ICT in school management and administration, distance learning) Strategic projects (development of multimedia teaching aids, use of ICT in school management and administration, distance learning) Development projects (production of teaching software and educational materials for different subjects) Development projects (production of teaching software and educational materials for different subjects) Smaller school-based projects (didactic material) Smaller school-based projects (didactic material)

12 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 6. Partners Involved Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Ministry of Information Society Ministry of Information Society National Education Institute National Education Institute Centre for Vocational Education Centre for Vocational Education Slovenian Centre for Adult Education Slovenian Centre for Adult Education Universities Universities Local authorities Local authorities Companies Companies

13 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 7. Resources In total about 10 million EUR per year (= approx. 1% of the budget of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport): Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Ministry of Education, Science and Sport –RO programme (5 million EUR) –Other sources (salaries for coordinators, tenders for research projects, national in-service teacher training scheme…) Ministry of Information Society Ministry of Information Society Local authorities Local authorities Donors Donors

14 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 7. Resources Public tenders for educational institutions and companies/suppliers for: training programmes and seminars training programmes and seminars computer equipment acquisition (50% the Ministry - 50 % the school itself) computer equipment acquisition (50% the Ministry - 50 % the school itself) acquisition of new educational software, distributors of software acquisition of new educational software, distributors of software research and development projects research and development projects materials and instructions for educational software, webpages, competitions for teachers and students... materials and instructions for educational software, webpages, competitions for teachers and students...

15 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 7. Resources Finance distribution according to the levels of education

16 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 8. Achievements to Date 1. Education and training about 7000 teachers are trained yearly (out of teachers in total ) in seminars about 7000 teachers are trained yearly (out of teachers in total ) in seminars to date teachers have followed at least one seminar to date teachers have followed at least one seminar 50% of teachers use ICT as support for teaching 50% of teachers use ICT as support for teaching

17 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 8. Achievements to Date 2. Hardware computers (to 1000 educational institutions) active computers in schools (including those provided by donors) - the average ratio students : computer is 14:1.

18 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 8. Achievements to Date 3. Internet 350 schools (out of 1000) have a local network of all computers and 240 more will get it this year 350 schools (out of 1000) have a local network of all computers and 240 more will get it this year some schools have permanent access (hired line) to internet, the majority has a dial-up access (ISDN), some schools have permanent access (hired line) to internet, the majority has a dial-up access (ISDN), many schools have their own homepage many schools have their own homepage

19 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 8. Achievements to Date 4. Research and development 5 strategic research projects (use of ICT in teaching, in school management and administration, distance learning) 5 strategic research projects (use of ICT in teaching, in school management and administration, distance learning) about 50 development projects on didactic software for different subjects about 50 development projects on didactic software for different subjects about 300 school-based projects dealing with didactic materials about 300 school-based projects dealing with didactic materials all projects are available on the internet all projects are available on the internet

20 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 9. Perspectives We will continue our efforts in building up a friendly ICT learning environment of pupils and teachers, building up a friendly ICT learning environment of pupils and teachers, developing new e-methods of teaching, learning and playing developing new e-methods of teaching, learning and playing providing permanent connection to the Internet fo high-speed exchanges providing permanent connection to the Internet fo high-speed exchanges providing effective, friendly and cheap connection to the Internet providing effective, friendly and cheap connection to the Internet

21 Good Practice in Education and Training Development and Reform 9. Perspectives Improve the use of ICT as support for teaching - further training and motivation for teachers. Improve the use of ICT as support for teaching - further training and motivation for teachers. Make schools more open to the local environment (parents, unemployed, retired persons, persons with special needs) - offer basic training in ICT skills. Make schools more open to the local environment (parents, unemployed, retired persons, persons with special needs) - offer basic training in ICT skills. Open-up schools to the wider environment, national and international. Open-up schools to the wider environment, national and international.


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