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Review Article

Transforming African Education Systems in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Using ICTs: Challenges and Opportunities

Table 4

A summary of benefits of an ICT competency framework for teachers in Africa.

Competency levelAdvantage/benefits

Innovation at systemic levelA competency framework in the SIPSE can focus ICT integration on transformative practices at the systemic level in education. This will lead to changes in the organisational and structural features of ICT course provision in both preservice and in-service
Innovation at classroom levelA competency framework in the SIPSE can focus ICT integration on innovative and transformative practices at the classroom level of STEM teaching and learning where technology integration changes content as well as pedagogy (e.g., what students learn as well as how they learn)
Confidence in course materialsThe Ministry, partners, and course stakeholders can be confident in course development and materials that are aligned to agreed and transparent ICT teacher competency standards
Policy awareness and transformative teachersThe framework embed school, district, and national policy in ICT integration by applying it in their daily work and engaging with students in innovative and exemplary practice Standards

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