A Digital Technologies Curriculum for Australia has been in development for the last year, which would cover how technology skills are taught in schools all the way from kindergarten through to year 10. There’s now a limited window of opportunity to comment on the proposed plans.
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As The Register reports, publication of the IT curriculum was delayed after the new Coalition government decided it wasn’t happy with some of the other national curriculums being developed, and decided to launch a review of the entire shebang.
However, this week the technology curriculum has now been released, and there’s a chance for interested parties to comment — but not a lengthy one.
Recommendation on the curriculum are being accepted online until 28 February. The final report isn’t expected until mid-year, which means 2015 is the absolute earliest we’d see it implemented — and 2016 or beyond is more likely. But hey, it’s not like technology is a fast-changing area, is it? Oh, wait . . .