We are reviewing the positioning and content of digital technologies within the framework of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Regional workshops on the draft digital technologies curriculum start on 25 July and teachers, kaiako, parents, whānau, technologists and community members are invited to give feedback.
The draft plan sets a baseline for digital technology in education to start at five to six years old, with all children learning how to program computers by the time they finish primary school.
"The digital world is fast moving and ever changing," says Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
"Young people need to keep ahead of this change, understand the theory and science behind the technologies they use, and be able to participate in the digital world as the creators – not just users – of innovations and inventions."
As part of the consultation process there are workshops being held in nineteen regions around the country (external link) at which people can learn more and share their thoughts or concerns. The first is being held in Greymouth on Tuesday 25 July, with the last in Timaru.
People can also send their feedback at any time via the Ministry of Education website. (external link) Online consultation on the draft content closes at 5pm on 31 August.
All submissions will be considered and reported back on later this year, prior to the curriculum’s implementation at the beginning of 2018.
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