Integrating ICT in Pre-Primary Education: The Case of Mauritius
In this paper, we give an overview of how pre-primary education is conducted in different countries and also about the positive impact of ICT on early childhood education. Pre-primary education is gaining up more and more importance as it deals with young learners’ future. Brain-based research shows that the period from birth to the age of eight is a critical phase, so quality pre-primary education should be provided to the children for them to perform better in different skills such as mathematics, arts and languages. ICT can be used to enhance the traditional way of teaching and the learning processes. We are of the opinion that the integration of ICT can have long-lasting benefits however a limit should be placed on the amount of time that the young learners will spend in front of a computer screen. We have also made a substantial survey on the requirements of an online tool for pre-primary education in Mauritius. The results obtained are described and explained.
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