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New Draft Digital Technologies Consultation and Feedback

Check out the release here: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/News/Consultation-on-new-digital-technologies-content-for-the-National-Curriculum

New Draft Digital Technologies Curriculum here.

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  • Ginette Van Praag (View all users posts) 04 Jul 2017 10:51pm ()

    Thank you for sharing this article. It is good to have a forum for a range of viewpoints because it affords opportunity for clarity.

    The purpose of the new curriculum is to enable learners to understand how these new technologies work rather than just be users or consumers. What this means in the classroom is that the learner is firmly at the centre. Children learn to develop and use computational thinking skills in a safe environment to explore, inquire, create, debug, test, feedback, collaborate, feed forward, in fact, to LEARN to THINK for themselves in structured ways.

    They also develop the skills and confidence to reach for new technologies, to help them further make sense of their world.  This is sound, modern, multi-modal pedagogy and there will be plenty of PLD and resources to support teachers to help unpack the language and computer science concepts.  It's no surprise there is fear, we are at a watershed, but this knee-jerk reaction comes from not recognising the potential for personal empowerment such an approach affords for the learner and this curriculum offers a unique opportunity to elevate our children to a new level.  

    No fast one, this curriculum has been written by educators who have been doing this with learners for years in New Zealand and have witnessed first-hand the good it brings to the young people who experience it. No neo-liberals (whatever that means) just a bunch of educators who want to see our kids and our country fly in a very uncertain world dominated by tech.

    For those who are nervous or think they're being 'done to' - this needs to be put in perspective; let go a little, do a bit at a time and trust the journey is my advice. Your learners will thank you for it.


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Digital Technologies: Ideas, implementation, inspiration for the new curriculum.

Digital Technologies: Ideas, implementation, inspiration for the new curriculum.

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