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The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

First Edition
  • Alan Clarke - National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

July 2009 | 120 pages | Learning Matters
The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for ICT. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status. This book is a practical guide to ICT for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own ICT skills and to support their students in ICT.

Your professional development
Different factors affecting the acquisition and development of ICT skills
Importance of ICT in enabling users to participate in public life, society and the modern economy
Main learning disabilities and difficulties relating to ICT learning and skill development
Potential barriers that inhibit ICT skills development
Communicating about ICT
Personal ICT Skills – Communication
Personal ICT Skills – Processes
Appendix 1: Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills
Appendix 2: Minimum Core
Appendix 3: Skills audit and action plan
Appendix 4: Development
Appendix 5: ICT minimum core checklist

Good informative reading

Mrs Jacqui Robinson
Adult Team, Harlow College
March 19, 2015

Helps to cross reference with assignments and helps apply with in the classroom

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
December 4, 2014

Yet again another brilliant book! As media is thriving, it was a good insight to how i can use ICT within my lessons, how my students can improve their skills and how i can support them! Again, great tasks through the book!

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
February 19, 2014

A very useful resource for the embedding of functional skills within sessions and also for units that require input on the minimum core.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
January 9, 2014

Very clear layout - useful tips for embedding these skills in to sessions with my students.

Miss Emily Bowers
Art & Design, Swindon College
November 12, 2013

Essential reading for DTLLS Gives trainee teachers a comprehensive understanding of the implication and application of ICT skills for teachers in the Post Compulsory Sector.

Mrs Sandra Murray
Education , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
April 12, 2013

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