Technology is a key part of life today. It is changing at such a pace that it isn't enough just to familiarise our children with today's technologies we need to give them the tools to be able to deal with (and confidently deal with) tomorrow's technology and technology that we can't imagine right now. Surely this is justification in itself for a change in the way we teach our children. If you add to this the recent "Our Digital Nation" report about the importance of the technology as an export dollar earner and its contribution to the NZ economy a technology literate work force becomes a "no brainer" surely. We owe it to our children to update our curriculum and fast - can we not be more agile in the way we build the curriculum? The longer we take, the more people joining the workforce that won't have the skills we need and the skills they need.
It will ensure that we have an education system that prepares children and young people for a future where digital fluency will be critical for success.” ... from now until the end of 2017, the Government will consult with various groups, design new curriculum content, and develop objectives for the programme.