ICT and changing mindsets in Education

"The debate is no longer whether to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in Africa but how to do so, and how to ensure equitable access for teachers and learners, whether in urban or rural settings"

The free, online book - ICT and changing mindsets in Education - edited by Kathryn Toure, Therese Mungah Shalo Tchombe and Thierry Karsenti, draws on research in 36 schools and surveys of 66000 students and 3000 teachers. It has chapters in both English and French by 19 researchers from Africa, Europe, and North America

The book examines the role of ICT in education in Africa, and its potential to question habits, change mindsets, and deepen practice.

"This is a book about how Africans adopt and adapt ICT. It is also about how ICT shape African schools and classrooms. Why do we use ICT, or not? Do girls and boys use them in the same ways? How are teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in Africa using ICT in teaching and learning? How does the process transform relations among learners, educators and knowledge construction?"

The book is available to download as a pdf under a creative commons licence.

Visit: http://www.rocare.org/ChangingMindsets/

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