First National Congress
6-7 December 2004, Cebu City, Philippines

The ITTF Model Analyzed as A Framework for ICT Integration in Basic Education
by Miles Gentiles
Xavier University

Various intervention strategies have been explored to improve Filipino students' achievement in mathematics. One of these strategies is the Intel Teach-to-the-Future (ITTF) program.

The paper analyzes the ITTF model for ICT integration in basic education. It reviews the underlying philosophy, mission and goals of the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) and discusses the relevance of adapting the ITTF model to support these curricular thrusts.

In the course of the discussion, the essential features and themes of the ITTF are introduced. These include Constructivism, PBL, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Learning. Likewise, the structure of the ITTF model is systematically outlined with respect to the traditional curricular scheme. This will further illustrate the possible progression from the traditional classroom, which focuses on knowledge-based activities, to the ITTF reformed classroom, in which project-based activities promote higher-order thinking and scientific skills that are necessary for life-long learning.

The session ends with a showcase of how the ITTF model is implemented in the Basic Education Department of Xavier University (XU), Cagayan de Oro City. As well, it presents current initiatives between XU and DepEd-Cagayan de Oro City Division for Teacher Development (INSET) collaboration on adapting the ITTF model for ICT integration.