MCS ICT Department
The ICT Department works in collaboration with other Departments in the school to provide support in technological advances and introduces suitable technology at the appropriate time to nurture “Future-ready and Responsible Digital Learners”. The school use ICT to enhance the quality in learning to deepen subject mastery and develop 21st Century Competencies.
Approach 1: Deeper ICT Integration in Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy
ICT in Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy (iCAP) seeks to bring about a synergistic delivery of ICT in education outcomes across MOE divisions. The focus is on the end-to-end integration of ICT into curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of subject disciplines and supporting resources. This will ensure ICT is appropriately embedded at the design and development stages of Curriculum.
The range of proposed strategies aim to achieve systematic end-to-end integration of technology into subject areas learning, harness technology possibilities for assessment and national examinations and be inclusive in terms of reach and support beyond the mainstream curriculum as well as educating the digital learners. Specific strategies to bring about deeper integration of ICT into the Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy are as follows:
· Integrate ICT into National Curriculum
· Provide quality online resources for students
· Incorporate ICT in Assessment
· Deepen Digital Learning: Cyber Wellness and New Media Literacy
Approach 2: Sustained Professional Learning
mp4 will take a more systematic view of the various capacity building efforts for ICT in learning from pre-service to in-service training and give greater coherence of a core knowledge-base to effect quality teaching and learning with ICT among various members in the school team. The following key strategies aim to bring about sustained professional learning using ICT in the teaching fraternity:
A. Build Capacity of School Team
B. Develop good ICT practices
Approach 3: Translational Research, Innovation & Scaling
Translational Research, Innovation and Scaling (TRIS) in mp4 seeks to nurture a culture of innovation and reflective practice across schools. To do so, it is important to engage schools and teachers in experimentation and innovation efforts. This will allow teachers to engage in professional discourse, learn, reflect and explore together, deepen their practice and improve their craft. Through translational research, successful evidence-based practices will be identified and scaled up to benefit other schools in the system.
The strategies to support, drive and encourage experimentation and innovation in schools are to:
A. Scan for Educational Technology-related issues and applications
B. Seed innovations across schools and translate research findings into classroom practices
Approach 4: Connected ICT Learning Ecosystem
Connected ICT Learning Ecosystem refers to both a connected physical infrastructure and a connected socio-cultural infrastructure. A connected technological infrastructure provides flexibility and agility for policies on quality teaching and learning with ICT to be implemented quickly and cost effectively. A connected socio-cultural ecosystem will be realised through multiple partnerships among HQ and schools, that is, the members within the ecosystem, to leverage external partners and to strengthen home-school-community collaborations.
The strategies are as follows:
A. Provide infrastructure to support anytime and anywhere learning
B. Cultivate socio-cultural ecosystem for partnerships with stakeholders
Implementation of strategies in MCS
MCS implemented these strategies through:
ICT in Curriculum, Padegogy & Assessment
ICT in MCS aims to enhance and individualize learners’ educational experience, helping them to enjoy learning, improve their performance, and raise standards in literacy, numeracy and other areas of study. It aims to elevate pupils’ creativity, developing their digital and visual literacies by providing them with an appropriate blend of non-technological and online resources, extending their learning beyond the boundaries of school. ICT in Marymount Convent School aims to help pupils develop the skills needed to be active in the global knowledge economy.
MCS will adapt MOE Cyberwellness two principles, ‘Respect for Self and Others’ and ‘Safe and Responsible Use’.
More details from MOE website: For students
MCS teachers will continually learn to embrace the possibilities of ICT to enhance pupils’ learning, increase efficiency of school operations and advance life-long learning.