On September 26-27, 2012 the two days expert meeting on the development of Mongolian National standards for Teachers ICT competency was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education and UNESCO Moscow office in collaboration with the Mongolian Ministry of Education, and Science (MES) and Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, jointly organized and hosted Expert meeting on National ICT competencies standards for teachers: Teacher education – ICT. The specific topics discussed included the introduction of a draft of national ICT competencies standards for teachers, current situation of ICT in education in Mongolia as well as the methodological approach to localize the UNESCO ICT competency framework for teachers. At the Expert meeting UNESCO IITE was presented by UNESCO Moscow Director, IITE acting director Mr. Dendev Badarch and IITE international expert Mr. Vittorio Midoro who introduced a first draft of methodology for localization of the ICT CFT and approach to national teacher ICT competency standards setting developed in IITE.
The symposium brought together over 35 educators and professionals representing main universities, secondary schools, NGO’s and international partner agencies (UNESCO IITE, UNESCO Moscow, Ministry of Education and Science).
The meeting provided a space for education policy makers, researchers and professionals of participating universities, secondary schools to exchange information on the policy initiatives, good practices. The expert meeting well served its purposes to discuss about the methodological approach to localize the UNESCO ICT CFT and review the draft of national ICT competencies standards for teachers.
Participants agreed to the draft national standards to employ UNESCO ICT CFT and present the national standard of ICT-competencies for teachers and project proposal for national system of teacher professional development based of UNESCO ICT-CFT to the Ministry of education and science (MES) of Mongolia for review and approval. UNESCO-IITE, UNESCO Moscow office, and MES agreed to continue to support this initiative and to work on finalization of the methodology for localization of the UNESCO ICT CFT and of approach to national standards setting.