TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ICT COMPETENCIES
There is a renewed focus in the SDGs on the need for high quality teaching and learning. More attention is paid to the role of teachers and teaching which are key to improving the quality of education. Now the need is
for a radical shift in teacher preparation towards school based professional learning and collaborative design approaches that are timely and relevant to teacher professional learning needs.
The requirement to reform and transform teacher education as an ongoing life-long engagement will be a critical challenge in the post 2015 education. Quality ICT-enabled teaching and learning can only occur in school environments which enjoy a positive ICT culture, have at least a basic level of digital equipment and where ICT use and integration is championed by the school principal and senior staff.