Technology as defined in The Australian Curriculum Draft.
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Technology in the classroom.
The Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released a draft of the technology curriculum. The following is directly from this document and briefly describes the learning that students will undertake.
"We will increasingly depend upon contemporary or emerging technologies, for agriculture, communication, construction, energy and water management, knowledge creation, manufacture, and transportation. Australia needs people with the enterprise, capacity for innovation, willingness to take risks and capability to seize opportunities".
"Design and technologies will have students learning to develop and apply technologies knowledge, processes and production skills to design, produce and evaluate solutions using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies for real-world needs, opportunities, end-users, clients or consumers in a range of technologies contexts.
Digital technologies will have students learning to develop and apply technical knowledge, processes and computational thinking skills, including algorithmic logic and abstraction, to transform data into information solutions for real-world needs, opportunities, end-users, clients or consumers in a range of technologies contexts".
This page is designed to help educators to implement such learning by providing links to blogs, lesson plans, news updates relating to technology in the classroom and other helpful links.
ACARA. (2012). Australian Curriculum: Technology. Retrieved April 6th, 2013 from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Draft_Shape_of_the_Australian_Curriculum_Technologies_paper_-_March_2012.pdf