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POSITIONING TEACHERS FOR THE ICT AGE: A SINGAPORE PERSPECTIVE Paper 1: IT Masterplan: An Impetus to New Frontiers in Education
Chua Kwee Gek National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University Singapore firstname.lastname@example.org The vision of Thinking Schools Learning Nation in 1997 sowed the seed for the three great initiatives. One of which was Masterplan for IT in Education, a blueprint for the use of IT in schools. It lays the foundation and comprehensive strategy in creating an IT-enriched learning environment for everyone in schools. They should be equipped with ICT skills to face the challenges of an innovation-driven economic era. This paper provides a snapshot of the two phases of the Masterplan. It discusses the rationale and goals in embarking the first journey (mp1) and the conceptual framework and vision which propel the move to the next journey (mp2).