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Teaching Information Technology 14+ : Teaching 14+ - Jane Evershed

Teaching Information Technology 14+

Teaching 14+


Published: 1st October 2010
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The world of information technology is diverse, impacting on, driving and supporting westernised business and industry as well as affecting every individual. Teachers of IT need to ensure that students recognise and understand why information technology is so important to business and society, as well as helping them to develop functional skills. Teaching Information Technology 14+ helps teachers of IT do just that. It explores the nature of Information Technology (IT), describes some of the current issues and debates surrounding IT and suggests appropriate strategies for successful learning and assessment. In addition to providing teachers with support in differentiating between the numerous Information Technology qualifications, it also includes some examples of relevant teaching and learning strategies and includes case studies and quotations from successful IT teachers and industry practitioners, drawn from a range of environments to highlight key concepts. Teaching Information Technology 14+ is not designed simply as another resource book, but as a means to engage students in the wider aspects of IT through the inclusion of reflective questions, encouraging readers to research and debate the place of IT today.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
Series editor's prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Current issues in information technologyp. 1
Introductionp. 1
IT in everyday lifep. 2
Employment in the sectorp. 3
The rise of the internetp. 5
IT Securityp. 6
Copyright ethicsp. 10
Towards a digital Britainp. 13
Features of the sectorp. 16
The ubiquitous nature of ITp. 16
Current trendsp. 18
E-green issuesp. 23
Green futuresp. 26
Aspects of teaching and learning ITp. 28
Challenges with highly specialized ITp. 29
Company-specific versus generic software applicationsp. 31
Designing projects to mirror industryp. 31
Time lagp. 33
Continuing professional developmentp. 35
Preparing for work in ITp. 39
Purposes of digital literacyp. 39
The gender gap in ITp. 41
Engaging women and girls in ITp. 42
Linking education to the workplacep. 44
Opportunities and challenges of work placementsp. 44
Options for 14-19-year-oldsp. 45
IT qualificationsp. 50
Entry-level qualificationsp. 50
qualificationsp. 52
qualificationsp. 54
qualificationsp. 61
and above qualificationsp. 61
Teaching and learning strategiesp. 65
Towards IT integrationp. 66
Learner skills and characteristicsp. 68
Equality and diversityp. 71
Assistive technologyp. 72
Differentiationp. 73
Health and safetyp. 74
Teaching and learning resourcesp. 80
Teaching activitiesp. 81
Using realia in ITp. 82
Project-based learningp. 83
p. 83
p. 86
p. 89
Assessmentp. 92
What is assessment?p. 92
Initial assessmentp. 93
Diagnostic assessmentp. 93
Formative assessmentp. 95
Formative assessment strategiesp. 96
E-assessmentp. 102
Planning for assessmentp. 103
Inclusive assessmentp. 104
Summative assessmentp. 105
Glossaryp. 108
Referencesp. 114
Indexp. 117
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ISBN: 9780335237999
ISBN-10: 0335237991
Series: Teaching 14+
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1