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Comunidades que Aprenden com Apoyo de Technologías de Informacíon y de Comunicaciónes (CAPTIC)

(Strengthening Pedagogic Practices
through the Application of ICTs)

Period of Performance: January 16, 2004 through April 30, 2005


Pedagogic change: teacher professional development, collaborative learning environments, multi-media based learning activities, gender inclusion, capacity building


In coordination with USAID/Lima and the Ministry of Education’s Huascarán Project, dot-EDU Peru will implement a pilot program of instructional innovations that introduces technology-based components into local learning environments. Pilot activities will take place in twelve primary schools and in four teacher training centers across three USAID/Peru focus departments; Junin, Pasco and Ucayali. Program activities will; 1) work to develop a culture of using communication tools for eLearning, 2) build communities of teaching practice in participating schools, and 3) enhance teaching and learning through problem-based collaborative projects. Community outreach campaigns, public-private partnerships, gender workshops and a comprehensive sustainability plan will support and strengthen pilot activities. Special emphasis will be given to outreach initiatives that enhance quality of life and strengthen leadership skills, especially for girls. Results from pilot activities will be used by the MoE-Huascarán project to assess the value of expanding this pedagogical innovation to other regions.

List of Partners:

Expected Results:

EDC staff and dot-EDU partners will work to ensure that project activities achieve the following expected results:

1) Increase the capacity of participating teacher training institutes and regional supervisory groups of the MoE to use information and communication technology (ICTs) to help teachers create, use and reflect on student-centered and technology-enhanced learning environments.

2) Increase the capacity of participating schools to use technology to strengthen teaching and learning processes in primary schools, with particular emphasis on (1) creativity, communication and collaboration at the primary school level, (2) inquiry-based teaching both online and onsite, and (3) effective moderated interaction in online projects
3) Increase access to information and communication resources for students, teachers and local education community members

4) Foster greater participation and demonstrated leadership in educational activities by female students and teachers

5) Establish important variables based on evaluation reports that help determine the impact and expandability of the ideas and practices generated by the pilot activities

6) Generate positive attitudes and behaviors towards the use of technology in education on the part of education stakeholders

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