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Special Issue "ICT in Education and Sustainable Futures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2018).
Professor of Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Seville, Seville, 41014, Spain
Interests: ICT in Education; Research and Training for Gender Equity; Inclusion and Attention to Diversity in Education Systems; Teaching Training; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Education; Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
The conclusions of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017–2018, by UNESCO, show that the degree of development in the world of the Sustainable Development Goal on education [DM1] (SDG 4) is still insufficient, since there is still a huge gap between the current situation in education and the proposals of the 2030 Agenda to achieve a sustainable future. The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4) is enshrined in: "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
Research on ICT applications in educational systems confirms the potential of ICT to promote and encourage innovation and improve the quality of education, as well as to achieve greater inclusion and equity quotas. On the other hand, (online) lifelong learning training systems through different training modalities (E-Learning, B-Learning or M-Learning) make a more extensive and inclusive lifelong training possible.
Furthermore, ICT are also powerful pedagogical tools to raise awareness on key sustainability issues, such as human rights, peace and non-violence, global citizenship, multiculturalism, gender equity, etc.; as well as for the pedagogical treatment of curricular contents related to renewable energies, sustainable economic development, environmental education, etc.
However, ICT availability and access is unequal among the world population, which generates the concept of digital divide that is considered a key exclusion factor.
All these considerations guide the proposal of this monograph, which aims to collect studies and research, as well as theoretical contributions, which exemplify and inform good educational practices with ICT for a sustainable future.
Scientific contributions will be accepted, referred to:
- ICT applications in teaching-learning processes on sustainable education; Human rights, peace and non-violence, world citizenship, gender equity, multiculturalism, etc.
- Innovative experiences on ICT curricular inclusion for the development of sustainability contents; environmental education, renewable energies, sustainable economy, etc.
- Research on ICT educational applications to advance Gender Equity, Inclusion and Educational Quality.
- Studies on digital divide based on gender, socio-cultural level and geographical areas.
These contributions will surely involve a substantive scientific–educational advance, as they provide novel and successful educational proposals to achieve the sustainable development goals set out in the 2030 Agenda.Prof. Pilar Colás
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- ICT and Lifelong Learning
- ICT and Educational Quality
- ICT and Educational Inclusion
- ICT and Social Inclusion
- ICT and Gender Equity
- ICT and Multiculturalism
- ICT and educational Curriculum for a sustainable future
- Learning with ICT
- Teacher Training in ICT
- Skill training
- Digital divide