The Digital Technologies Curriculum

Presenter: Associate Professor Dr Paul Newhouse

The Australian curriculum has had a focus on the needs of our 21st Century society and as such has explicitly defined a number of key roles to digital technologies.

Fundamentally it was intended that these technologies are embedded in all curriculum areas and that in so doing students will develop an adequate level of capability in their use to meet their near future needs.

To enhance this level of capability and to prepare for future workplaces a specific Digital Technologies curriculum was also developed.

Paul Newhouse has had the opportunities to contribute in various ways to the development of this curriculum. In this session he will explain his personal understanding of the place of digital technologies in the Australian Curriculum and the connection between these different roles,  and discuss some of the implications he sees for teachers and students if the curriculum is implemented as intended.

Intended Audience: All those concerned with the Australian Curriculum – Digital Technologies – Early Childhood, Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Upper Secondary


Paul Newhouse is Director of the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. He had a number of writing and advisory roles in the development of the Technologies curriculum in the Australian Curriculum.


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