Australian Technologies Curriculum

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Australian Technologies Curriculum by Mind Map: Australian Technologies Curriculum

1. Key concepts

1.1. Technologies enrich and impact individuals and societies.

1.2. The role of technologies are always changing and advancing.

1.3. In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important to develop knowledge and skills to analyse and creatively respond to design and/or digital challenges.

2. General Capabilities

2.1. Literacy

2.2. Numeracy

2.3. Information and communication technology (ICT) capability

2.4. Critical and creative thinking

2.5. Personal and social capability

2.6. Ethical understanding

2.7. Intercultural understanding.

3. Content structure

3.1. Design and Technologies

3.1.1. Knowledge, understanding and skills in each subject are presented through two related strands:

3.1.1.1. Knowledge and understanding

3.1.1.1.1. Technologies and society

3.1.1.1.2. Technologies contexts

3.1.1.2. Processes and production skills.

3.1.1.2.1. Creating designed solutions by: investigating generating producing evaluating collaborating managing

3.2. Digital Technologies

3.2.1. Knowledge, understanding and skills in each subject are presented through two related strands:

3.2.1.1. Knowledge and understanding

3.2.1.1.1. Representation of data

3.2.1.1.2. Digital systems

3.2.1.2. Processes and production skills.

3.2.1.2.1. Collecting, managing and analysing data Creating digital solutions by: defining designing implementing evaluating collaborating and managing

4. Curriculum Aims

4.1. Investigate, plan, create and evaluate solutions.

4.2. Use innovation and enterprise when working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies.

4.3. Engage confidently and select responsibly a range of technologies.

4.4. Make informed and ethical decisions.

5. Reference List

6. Student Diversity

6.1. Students with disability

6.1.1. curriculum adjustments are necessary to provide equitable opportunities for students to access age-equivalent content in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

6.2. English as an additional language or dialect

6.2.1. While the aims of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies are the same for all students, EAL/D students must achieve these aims while learning a new language and content skills through that new language. These students may require additional time and support, along with teaching that explicitly addresses their language needs.

6.3. Gifted and talented students

6.3.1. Teachers can use the Australian Curriculum: Technologies flexibly to meet the individual learning needs of gifted and talented students.

7. Cross-Curriculum Priorities

7.1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

7.2. Sustainability

7.3. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

8. Links to other learning areas

8.1. Mathematics

8.2. The Arts

8.3. Economics and Business

8.4. Health and Physical Education

8.5. Geography

8.6. History

8.7. Science

8.8. English

9. Band Levels

9.1. Foundation –Year 2

9.2. Years 3 and 4

9.3. Years 5 and 6

9.4. Years 7 and 8

9.5. Years 9 and 10.

10. Key ideas in the Technologies Curriculum

10.1. Overarching idea: Creating preferred futures

10.1.1. Computational thinking

10.1.2. Design Thinking

10.1.3. Systems thinking

10.1.4. Project management

11. Band descriptions

11.1. Band descriptions provide information about the learning contexts that apply to the content descriptions and achievement standards in each Technologies subject in each band.

12. Content descriptions

12.1. Content descriptions at each band describe the knowledge, understanding and skills that teachers are expected to teach and students are expected to learn.

13. Content elaborations

13.1. Content elaborations are provided for each content description in Foundation to Year 10 to illustrate content. They are intended to help teachers in developing a shared understanding of the content descriptions.

14. Achievement standards

14.1. The achievement standards reflect differences in the nature and scope of the learning in each subject, as well as the relationship between the strands: Knowledge and understanding and Processes and production skills.

14.2. The achievement standard sequence provides teachers with a framework for development in each Technologies subject.

14.3. Across Foundation to Year 10, achievement standards indicate the quality of learning that students should typically demonstrate by a particular point in their schooling.

15. Resources

15.1. URL

15.2. URL