Strengthening Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko in the curriculum
Our education system needs to change how we prepare our children and young people to participate, create and thrive in this fast-evolving digital world. The proposed curriculum content will strengthen our learners’ digital competencies.
The Ministry of Education’s consultation on the draft curriculum content has now closed. The consultation process ran from June 28 to the 3 September 2017 and was open to all - the education and technology sectors as well as parents, students and their whānau. A report on the consultation will be provided back later in 2017, prior to the curriculum’s implementation in 2018.
- What you need to know
- Watch an information workshop video
- Read the draft Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko consultation booklet
- Read more information and find out how to contact us
Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko is about teaching our tamariki and children how technology works, and how they can use that knowledge to solve problems.
Once this new curriculum is introduced, our kids won’t just be using devices like computers and smart phones. The changed curriculum will mean that schools will be teaching our young people the computer science principles that all digital technologies are built on. Students will find out about how computers work – understanding what makes ‘algorithms’ and ‘binary code’.
Our young people will benefit from having these future thinking skills.
- DT|HM curriculum factsheet - What industry needs to know [PDF, 280 KB]
- DT|HM curriculum factsheet - What parents and whānau need to know - English [PDF, 285 KB]
- DT|HM curriculum factsheet - What parents and whānau need to know - Māori [PDF, 286 KB]
- DT|HM curriculum factsheet - What students need to know [PDF, 272 KB]
- DT|HM curriculum factsheet - What teachers need to know [PDF, 284 KB]
You can watch our workshop video below.
Workshops were provided around the country in July and August 2017.
Multiple sessions were provided in each region, and targeted to specific audiences:
Morning session - focused on school, kura and kahui ako leaders and members of Boards of Trustees
Afternoon session - focused on teachers and kaiako - split into two workshops, English and Māori medium
Community evening session - focused on parents, whānau, community and industry
Our priority is to ensure that the new curriculum content will work for teachers, kaiako, schools and kura, so our learners can achieve the best possible learning outcomes.
The National Curriculum is composed of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa which set the direction for student learning and provide guidance for schools as they design and review their curriculum.
Read the details of the draft learning area in the consultation documents:
- DT | HM consultation document - The New Zealand Curriculum [PDF, 5.5 MB]
- DT | HM consultation document - Te Marautanga o Aotearoa [PDF, 5.5 MB]
- DT | HM consultation document - Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (English version) [PDF, 1.8 MB]
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