Computer Education for Singapore Teachers in the Information Age
This paper describes the computer education programs for teachers that have been implemented by the Singapore Institute for Education. After examination of computer education programs in advanced countries, it was determined that the program in Singapore should include the following features: applications-based learning across the curriculum; learning theory-based teaching and software development; and a multi-systems approach for information delivery and networking. The resulting program contains three levels of teacher training: (1) basic knowledge of the computer and networking systems, along with use of the computer as a tool for word processing, preparation of teaching materials, and assessment and administration; (2) design and development of computer assisted instruction; and (3) learning programming and authoring languages and the teaching of these languages to students so that they can develop computer programs. The specific programs developed to provide instruction on these three levels are described, and future possibilities for use of these skills are considered. (17 references) (EW)
Chen, A.Y. Computer Education for Singapore Teachers in the Information Age.