Menu
​Digital tech to take centre stage on Kiwi curriculums

​Digital tech to take centre stage on Kiwi curriculums

Digital technology to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, reflecting the first change to the Kiwi curriculum since its introduction in 2007.

“This reflects our Government’s commitment to championing 21st century practice in teaching and learning,” says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

“It will ensure that we have an education system that prepares children and young people for a future where digital fluency will be critical for success.”

Parata says the decision is an outcome of the Government’s Science and Society Strategic Plan ‘A Nation of Curious Minds: Te Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara’.

“One of the key initiatives of Curious Minds was to review the positioning and content of digital technology within the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,” Parata adds.

“As a result of the review recommendations, digital technology will be included as a strand of the Technology learning area in the New Zealand Curriculum, and as a whenu within the Hangarau Wāhanga Ako of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.”

For Parata, the information technology sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in New Zealand, with a demand for skilled graduates.

“This step will support young people to develop skills, confidence and interest in digital technologies and lead them to opportunities across the diverse and growing IT sector,” Parata adds.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the IT sector to ensure we have a future-focused, world-leading education system.”

From now until the end of 2017, Parata says the Government will consult with stakeholders, design new curriculum content, and develop achievement objectives across the whole learner pathway - it will be fully integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in 2018.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags digitaleducationgovernment

Featured

Slideshows

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

​Ingram Micro’s Hooked on Lenovo incentive programme recently rewarded 28 of New Zealand's top performing resellers with a full-on fishing trip at Great Barrier Island for the third year​ in a row.

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island
Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

As the dust settles on the 2017 AWS Summit in Sydney, ARN looks back an action packed two-day event, covering global keynote presentations, 80 breakout sessions on the latest technology solutions, and channel focused tracks involving local cloud stories and insights.

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney
Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Ingram Micro hosted its third annual Cure Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland. In total, 131 resellers, vendors and Ingram Micro suppliers enjoyed a round of golf consisting of challenges on each of the 18 sponsored holes, with Team Philips taking out the top honours.

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day
Show Comments