Integration of ICTs into the Basic Curriculum in Primary Schools in Sénégal - Phase II

The first phase of the project (101581) established the material and human conditions for using information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a teaching complement at the pilot elementary school, Serigne Amadou Aly Mbaye (SAAM). Aside from reinforcing basic disciplines such as mathematics and writing, computer use helped students develop autonomy, creativity, the ability to seek out and select information, and the ability to communicate and work in a group. The second phase of the project will extend the experiment to additional classes within the same school, allowing the researchers to validate a set of pedagogic and logistic conditions for integrating ICTs at various stages of the teaching and learning process. Researchers will define a list of competencies needed by teachers to integrate ICTs in basic education, and skills to be acquired by students for purposes of evaluation. These benchmarks will be proposed to the Senegalese authorities in charge of reforming the new curriculum based on a competencies approach. A strategy for transferring the research results to other elementary schools will be devised.

Project ID

103108

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, March 30, 2006

End Date

Friday, December 24, 2010

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Camara, Alioune

Total funding

CA$ 449,240

Countries

Senegal, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Philippe Jonnaert

Institution

University of Quebec in Montreal

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.uqam.ca

Project Leader

Pape Sene

Project Leader

Cheikh AW

Institution

Sénégal. Ministère de l'éducation nationale

Institution Country

Senegal