Week 2- EDTS240

The wind turbines tend to suggest an ever growing and changing society of technology. Not only are the wind turbines a source of energy that is used around the world but they also suggest that these could be the future of a more ecologically sustainable environment within Australia. Though the image is very vast and plain it links to the Australian Curriculum Technologies, through the many possibilities that arise through the use of digital and design technologies. These wind turbines can lead to further sustainability efforts within Australia and the creation of new ecologically sustainable resources, through the use of digital and design technologies.

As technology grows and changes, as the future develops, more opportunities will come about for future technologies to be designed, developed and created to not only improve Australia in the area of sustainability but in other problematic areas. The Australian Curriculum Technologies provides students with the opportunities to think technologically and explore the many possibilities available through the use of digital and design technology.

The Melbourne Declaration of Educational goals for Young Australians

Australia’s capacity to provide a high quality of life depends on the current Global economy. Education enables young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake opportunities and face challenges with confidence. Schools play a vital role in the development of young people and ensuring the wellbeing of Young Australians. The Melbourne Declaration sets out the educational goals that all students should achieve through their Education within schools. This declaration acknowledges the major changes in the world that affect Australian Education.

Young Australians and The Melbourne Declaration

It is important for teachers to be aware of the Melbourne Declaration as it underpins all class activities undertaken and ensures that their teaching methods and activities are meeting all individuals learning needs and requirements. It suggests the different ways teachers can include individual learning needs and the ways to go about assessment within the classroom.

The Digital Technologies Curriculum

The Digital Technologies Curriculum states the basis of where students level of education in technology should be at towards the end of the learning year. A content area that has surprised me is that children should have used robotic toys by the end of year two and used these to maintain an awareness of how digital systems work. During my primary education years from foundation to year two, I had no interactions with technology during this time until years five and six. The curriculum provides work samples that pre-service teachers can view to reflect on the lessons they can use to meet the content areas. As a teacher, a challenge I may face may be that the students will know more about specific technologies then I will as I was not brought up using basic technology until years three and four. It is important as a graduate teacher to be up to date with new technology and to be aware of how to integrate this into the classroom.

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