2015-02-12 15:22:00

ICT Curricula Project Completed

The results of the project ICT Curricula - "Development of the Elements of Qualifications, Programmes and Curricula Related to Computer Competency in Primary School Education" were presented at the closing press conference. The project started in August 2013 and was developed through the cooperation of the Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNet, the Education and Teacher Training Agency, the Algebra Open University and the Croatian Information Technology Society.

Within the project, a modernised primary-school curriculum has been developed, with an emphasis on the development of the digital competence of primary-school pupils from the 5th to the 8th form, with respect to the contents of eight subjects – Croatian language, foreign language, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history and geography. In addition to the curriculum, a guide for its implementation and interactive digital teaching materials have also been developed for all eight subjects. The digital materials have been uploaded to the National Distance-Learning Portal "Nikola Tesla" (http://tesla.carnet.hr) and will be available from 18 February to all pupils and teachers with a valid electronic identity in the AAI@EduHr system. 

Outstandingly Accepted Experimental Implementation 

During November and December 2014, the experimental implementation of the curriculum and digital teaching materials took place in three primary schools (the Brodarica Primary School, the Popovača Primary School and the Antun Bauer Primary School in Vukovar), with the participation of 522 pupils from the fifth to the eighth form and 15 teachers of 8 target subjects. In their classes, digital teaching materials were applied using different platforms - mobile devices powered by Android and Windows, as well as desktop and laptop computers.

Branka Vuk, Deputy CEO at CARNet, pointed out that, according to the teachers involved in experimental implementation, the application of the cross-subject ICT curriculum and digital teaching materials was especially well-received by pupils with poor performance, who have demonstrated additional tenacity in solving quizzes and tasks, including those pupils which did not take computer science as an elective subject. Teachers have pointed out that this method should be applied periodically, for practicing and repeating the acquired course material.

The teachers expressed great interest for the webinars and the cross-subject curriculum and as many as 1,722 of them participated in the webinars in the 16 days during which they took place; seeing that the videos are still available at CARNet's Media on Demand portal, http://mod.carnet.hr, the number of teachers who wish to base their classes upon learning outcomes, implement pupil-oriented teaching and encourage the development of digital competences and critical thinking, is expected to grow.  

As a reminder, the developed curriculum is based on the principles of the Croatian Qualifications Framework and the National Framework Curriculum.

The "ICT Curricula" project, financed with 3.3 million kuna under Component IV of the IPA programme - Human Resources Development, is implemented through the partnership of the Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNet, the Education and Teacher Training Agency (ETTA), the Algebra Open University and the Croatian Information Technology Society (CITS).

This project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

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