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ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

“Successful integration of ICT into teaching and learning requires rethinking the role of teachers in planning and applying ICT to enhance and transform learning. Education systems need to regularly update and reform teacher preparation and professional development according, ensuring that all teachers can harness technology for education.

The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) seeks to help countries develop comprehensive national teacher ICT competency policies and standards and integrate these in overarching ICT in education plans.    

Used by countries around the world, the UNESCO ICT-CFT highlights the role that technology can play in supporting six major education focus areas across three phases of knowledge acquisition, as illustrated in the chart below:


UNESCO and its partners are currently working to create a third version of the ICT–CFT. The new publication will cover new technologies and digital services now available to educators and explain the competencies required to use these technologies and services for teaching and learning.