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Changing computer curricula in Australia

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Fluck, AE and Girgla, A, Changing computer curricula in Australia, OCCE 2021: Digital Transformation of education and Learning, 17-20 August 2021, Tampere, Finland and Online, pp. 1-13. (2021) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

From 1901, the eight Australian States and Territories accepted constitutional authority for school education. Hence, a nationally developed curriculum only arose in 2014, for optional adoption. Computers were initially included as a general capability to enhance learning in all subjects. This focused on Office-suite applications.

In 2016, the new Digital Technologies subject was added to the curriculum. This paper looks at its adoption and changes proposed in the 2021 Review. This paper looks at the changes in the public consultation draft. We reveal the answers to the following questions about the proposed update for Digital Technologies:

1. Will Australia abandon the general ICT capability (as per the UK) to provide greater focus on Digital Technologies?

2. Will Australia put a greater emphasis on coding/programming than the current meagre mention?

3. What do pre-service teachers think about the proposed changes?

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:curriculum evaluation, digital technology, ICT curriculum, Australian curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Fluck, AE (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
UTAS Author:Girgla, A (Ms Anit Girgla)
ID Code:146226
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-08-25
Last Modified:2021-08-26
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