Information Communcation Technology (ICT)

GOALS

The Interdisciplinary Domain focuses on providing students with the tools to transform their learning and to enrich their learning environment. The knowledge skills and behaviours identified in this domain enable students to:

  • develop new thinking and learning skills that produce creative and innovative insights
  • develop more productive ways of working and solving problems individually and collaboratively
  • create information products that demonstrate their understanding of concepts, issues, relationships and processes
  • express themselves in contemporary and socially relevant ways
  • communicate locally and globally to solve problems and to share knowledge
  • understand the implications of the use of ICT and their social and ethical responsibilities as users of ICT.

 

CONTENT AREAS

 

  Dimensions

  Students use ICT

  ICT for visual thinking

  • for tools to assist their thinking processes and reflect on the thinking strategies they use to develop understanding

  ICT for creating

  • for creating solutions to problems and creating information products  ie: processing data, manage files, plan and monitor

  ICT for communicating.

  • to present ideas, communicate and support knowledge building among teams.

 

STAGES OF LEARNING
Years F- 4 - Laying the foundations
Early in this stage students become familiar with the main components of a computer and develop their hand-eye coordination by using a mouse to control the cursor/pointer on the screen. Students enter and manipulate data to create simple information products.
Years 5 to 8 – Building breadth and depth
Early in this stage students become more proficient in the use of ICT for the purposes of sharing knowledge and acquiring information. They use ICT to visualise their thinking in order to make sense of ideas, concepts and issues from all domains, and to reflect on their learning.

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