The Utilisation of ICT to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills in Language Teaching Practices

SEAMEO QITEP in Language (Centre) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology of Japan (MEXT) conducted a Workshop on The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Development through Language on January 23-25, 2018 at the HB Jassin Building, PPPPTK Bahasa, Jakarta. The workshop was aimed to enhance the awareness on the importance of HOTS in language teaching process as well as to increase teachers’ skills in designing HOTS integrated-lesson plan with the use of ICT. As the resource person, Mr Yuichi ONO from the University of Tsukuba, Japan was invited to lead this workshop. The workshop was attended by 64 participants consisting of language teachers, teacher trainers and Centre staff.

During this three-day workshop, recent issues such as promises and challenges of HOTS development in foreign language teaching and the effects of creating a digital movie in a foreign language teaching were discussed by the resource person. In the workshop, the resource person led the participants to gain the knowledge on lesson plan and test administration for task based language teaching instruction with focus on picture description task to measure validity and reliability of the rubrics and how to construct a lesson plan for flipped classroom teaching model supported by ICT. Furthermore, participants were also guided to create a digital movie or digital storytelling (DST) project in a foreign language teaching by using the application namely Explain Everything.

“This workshop helped me a lot, providing necessary information and knowledge particularly on the use of ICT to support my teaching practices. The resource person is well prepared and able to deliver the workshop materials effectively” – underlined Ms Kimico Margaretha Tjhia, a Chinese language teacher from SMA Lentera Kasih, Jakarta.  Ms Christina Lina, a German language teacher from SMAN 67 Jakarta said, “This workshop has provided good practical examples on the use of ICT in language teaching and I think the workshops focused on ICT and HOTS developments are needed by teachers”.

In the last session of the workshop, resource person and the participants conducted an online session (Skype) with the students in Japan. That session was aimed to enhance teachers’ awareness on the importance of the ICT to support HOTS integrated teaching practices such as the use of communication application to conduct classroom-to-classroom discussion sessions or one-on-one team assignments.

he Director of SEAMEO QITEP in Language, Mr Bambang Indriyanto and resource person, Mr Yuichi ONO along with the workshop participants in a group photo session

Director of SEAMEO QITEP in Language, Mr Bambang Indriyanto and resource person,
Mr Yuichi ONO along with the workshop participants in a group photo session

The resource person from The University of Tsukuba, Mr Yuichi ONO, gives some valuable input and suggestions to participants during the workshop sessions

The resource person from The University of Tsukuba, Mr Yuichi ONO, gives some valuable input and suggestions to participants during the workshop sessions

The participants learn from the resource person, Mr Yuichi ONO, how to construct a lesson plan for flipped classroom teaching model

The participants learn from the resource person, Mr Yuichi ONO, how to construct a lesson plan for flipped classroom teaching model

An online session via skype between the participants of the workshop and students in Japan

An online session via skype between the participants of the workshop and students in Japan

2 Responses to The Utilisation of ICT to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills in Language Teaching Practices

  1. azzam says:

    How can i participating in ur upcoming events? in tentative shedulle this year i see many workshop but i don’t see an open registration for indonesian teachers

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