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Teaching Information Technology in General Education: Challenges and Perspectives

  • Valentina Dagienė
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3422)

Abstract

During the last years a need of a new policy for implementing information and communication technology (ICT) in education has emerged. The Strategy for ICT implementation in Lithuanian education for 2005-2007 has been developed. Standards for school students’ as well as teachers’ computer literacy have been prepared and implemented. Teaching and learning information technology (IT) course in schools is one of the most relevant issues in information society. The paper deals with the goals and nature of the IT introducing into curriculum. It discuses the links with other school subjects and estimates the relationship between the compulsory IT course and the integrated parts as well as elective modules. The issues of general competencies essential for a contemporary citizen and the role of ICT in their development are also being discussed. Some suggestions in respect of developing IT curricula and general content are presented.

Keywords

Computer Literacy Comprehensive School Information Culture Educational Computer Game General Curriculum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Dagienė
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsVilniusLithuania

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