Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Uhamka Press

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education/Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies

RAS ID

15973

Comments

This article was originally published as: Newhouse, C. P. (2013). ICT in the Australian curriculum. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 914-919). Bali, Indonesia. Uhamka Press. More info on conference here

Abstract

The new Australian Curriculum aims to be suitable for the needs of 21st Century society and as such has explicitly defined a number of key roles to digital technologies. This should provide opportunities for schools and teachers to build on past reforms and prepare for the future. Over the past few years I have had various roles contributing to the development of sections of the Australian Curriculum, specifically the Technologies curriculum area, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) general capability, and the embedding of ICT use across some of the curriculum areas. In this paper I explain my personal understanding of the place of digital technologies in the Australian Curriculum and the connection between these different roles for ICT.

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