Australian Technologies Curriculum

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Australian Technologies Curriculum by Mind Map: Australian Technologies Curriculum

1. Achievement Standards

1.1. An achievement standard describes the quality of learning (the depth of conceptual understanding and the sophistication of skills) that would indicate the student is well-placed to commence the learning required at the next level of achievement. The achievement standards for Technologies reflect the distinctive practices of each subject along with aspects of learning that are common to all Technologies subjects.

2. Key Concepts

2.1. Data collection, representation and interpretation

2.2. Specification, algorithms and implementation

2.3. Original systems

2.4. Interactions and impacts

2.5. Abstraction

3. Content

3.1. Design and Technologies

3.1.1. Knowledge and Understanding

3.1.1.1. Technology and societies

3.1.1.2. Technologies and context

3.1.2. Process and Production Skills

3.1.2.1. Creating solutions by; investigating & defining, designing, producing & implementing, evaluating and collaborating & managing

3.2. Digital Technologies

3.2.1. Knowledge and Understanding

3.2.1.1. Digital Systems

3.2.1.2. Representation of data

3.2.2. Process and Production Skills

3.2.2.1. Collecting, managing and analysing data

3.2.2.2. Digital implementation

3.2.2.3. Creating solutions by; investigating & defining, designing, producing & implementing, evaluating and collaborating & managing

4. Curriculum Aims & Objectives

4.1. Use a variety of technologies in creative ways

4.2. Select and use appropriate technology

4.3. Make informed decisions about technology

4.4. Critique own designs using their knowledge of technology

5. Band Levels

5.1. Foundation - Yr 2

5.2. Yr 3 - Yr 4

5.3. Yr 5 - Yr 6

5.4. Yr 7 - Yr 8

5.5. Yr 9 - Yr 10

6. Strands

6.1. Processes and production skills

6.2. Knowledge and understanding

7. Content Descriptors

7.1. Technologies includes content descriptions at each band level. These describe the knowledge, understanding and skills that teachers are expected to teach and students are expected to learn

8. Content Elaborations

8.1. Content elaborations are provided for Foundation to Year 10 as support material to illustrate and exemplify what is to be taught and to assist teachers in developing a shared understanding of the content descriptions. They are not intended to be comprehensive content points that all students need to be taught nor do they encompass every aspect of a content description.

9. Key Ideas

9.1. Creating preferred futures

9.2. Project Management

9.3. Safety

9.4. Animal Ethics

9.5. Thinking in technologies

9.5.1. Systems thinking

9.5.2. Design thinking

9.5.3. Computational thinking

9.6. Information and communication technologies in the Australian Curriculum

10. Student Diversity

10.1. Students with disability

10.2. Students with English as an additional language

10.3. Gifted and talented students

11. Cross-Curriculum Priorities

11.1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture

11.2. Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

11.3. Sustainability

12. General Capablities

12.1. Literacy

12.2. Numeracy

12.3. Information and Communication Technology

12.4. Critical and Creative Thinking

12.5. Personal and Social Capability

12.6. Ethical Understanding

12.7. Intercultural Understanding

13. Links to Other Learning Areas

13.1. English

13.2. History

13.3. The Arts

13.4. Mathematics

13.5. Health and Physical Education

13.6. Humanities and Social Sciences

13.7. Science

13.8. Languages