ICT Capability in NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Students live in a rapidly changing technological world. Information and communication technology (ICT), including hardware and personal digital devices, software, and systems that manage, store, process, create, produce and communicate information, has become an important part of everyday life. The integration of ICT capabilities in teaching, learning and assessment in NSW syllabuses can lead to enhanced outcomes for students, and:
The new K–10 English, Mathematics, Science (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) and History syllabuses describe opportunities to:
The role of ICT in teaching, learning and assessment
The integration of ICT can support a range of teaching, learning and assessment approaches that:
Students can learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately when investigating, creating and communicating ideas and information. This could include making direct links to their school, home, employment (including managing their finances), and local and global communities.
Students should be encouraged to develop analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills to adapt to and manage:
Responsible use of ICT
How ICT is used, and the impact of ICT on individuals, groups, local and global communities and organisations, is an important factor in teaching, learning and assessment.
Practices underpinning the responsible use of ICT include:
When planning, teachers may consider the application of a range of ICT tools and resources to support teaching, learning and assessment. Teachers will identify tools and resources for use by students based on specific learning needs, such as: