Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2020, Page: 1-7
Digital Natives – The Journey Begins: Digital Technologies Action Research
Gayle Stone, Rangeville State School, Toowoomba, Australia
Received: Apr. 13, 2019;       Accepted: Jan. 17, 2020;       Published: Feb. 11, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20200801.11      View  191      Downloads  90
Abstract
As educators our primary focus is to scaffold knowledge and concepts so that students are prepared for the future and ultimately the workforce. Due to the rapidly changing digital technological advances there has been debate in education on how we provide the skills and knowledge for students so that they become productive and valued members of society. When our current students are entering the work force many of the jobs that may be available have not yet been developed and this is why the platform of the curriculum area of Digital technology plays such a profound role in preparing our students for the future. The focus of the curriculum is to develop processes that enable students to enhance their problem solving skills and to work collaboratively. This skill based approach is in contrast to a purely knowledge based curriculum. At Rangeville State School I have developed a programme that lays the foundation for prep students to start developing those skills that are emphasised in the curriculum. The intent is then to build on those skills and process and to provide a whole school based programme that will help to enhance opportunities for our older students.
Keywords
Young Children, Digital Technologies, Sequential Thinking, Coding, Language Development
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Gayle Stone, Digital Natives – The Journey Begins: Digital Technologies Action Research, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20200801.11
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