ICT and Learning
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) form an integral part of the digital age in which we live and are an increasingly important aspect of education today. ICT has the potential to provide unique learning experiences for our students in order to deliver rigorous, authentic learning.
Important shifts have occurred in teaching and learning practices due to technological innovations. Teachers and students are now co-learners who work collaboratively using technology as a tool to foster growth in student outcomes and develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing environment.
ICT and Curriculum Integration
ICT is identified as one of the General Capabilities in the Australian National Curriculum. ICT also supports the interactive process of teaching, learning and assessment by:
- developing the knowledge, skills, understanding, attitudes and behaviours to assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century
- providing increased opportunities for student engagement and motivation
- enhancing learning opportunities through access to a range of resources, stimulus materials and learning tools
- supporting the development of effective student research and evaluation skills
- promoting critical and creative thinking skills
- increasing teacher and student efficiency
- increasing opportunities to work collaboratively, locally, nationally and globally.
The ICT Program allows students to meet the ICT General Capability developed by the Australian national curriculum and endorsed by Redlands. This equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to use ICT to support 21st century learning.