Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Technologies Curriculum for Australian Schools Next Week
At the ACS Canberra Conference, Julie King, Curriculum Lead, Technology at ACRA, said she was expecting approval of the "Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Technologies" by Australian education ministers on 18 September 2015. This is significant as these are the school years when students decide what they will do after school. I suggest that by directly supporting the implementation of the Technologies Curriculum, professional bodies, VET and university sectors can best encourage students to go on to ICT study and careers. One way to do that is for professions and HE to create on-line course content for use by schools. These materials would be best created in a way they can be used by teachers in the classroom, as well as being packaged for direct study by the students.