Title: Integration of ICT into education in Slovak Republic

Authors: Ludmila Lubomir, Snajder Moravcikova, Ivan Kalas

Addresses: Department of Informatics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University, Mlynska dolina, 84215 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Department of Informatics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University, Mlynska dolina, 84215 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Safarik University in Kosice, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept. of Mathematical Analysis, Section of Maths and Informatics Education, Jesenna 5, 04154 Kosice, Slovakia

Abstract: We briefly characterise the history and presence of information and communication technologies at schools in Slovak Republic. We explain the reasons and consequences of the strong programming tradition. We characterise the average school hardware equipment and internet connection. We present the conception of informatics education as a separate subject together with new curriculum accepted in 1997. We describe the extensive experiment of informatics education for lower secondary schools. We also identify activities towards the education of the disabled, we characterise the pre-service teacher education at the university level and we present broad spectrum of activities around Comenius Logo (SuperLogo in Western Europe) that has been developed in our country.

Keywords: pre-service teacher training; ICT and learning; Logo microworlds; educational software; teleproject; ICT for the disabled; videoconferencing in education; Slovak Republic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000412

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.468-486

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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