The distinction between the Computing disciplineas a learning area and ICT as a General Capability is that:
The ICT General Capabilities encompasses what allstudents should know and be able to do with ICT, i.e. the integrated use of computing in all learning areas. This is analogous with numeracy and literacy and represents a student’s general capacity to use computing.
The Computing Discipline encompasses what allstudents should understand and be able to do so that they can creatively and productively contribute in the modern world, understanding the underlying concepts of devices, systems, software and networks.
Hours per year of mandated computing studies (optional in Years 9 and 10). P-Y2 Y3-Y4 Y5-Y6 Y7-Y8 Y9 Y10 9-10 19-20 20-30 30-40 37-40 35-38
Professor Lyndon Anderson,Dean Faculty of Arts and Design (Uni of Canberra) Writing teamProfessor Marilyn Fleer (Monash)Associate Professor Howard Middleton (Griffith)Associate Professor Paul Newhouse (Edith Cowan)
Advisory Group of 11Professor Lyndon Anderson DeanMs Janine Davison Cambridge Primary School, TasmaniaProfessor Marilyn FleerMr Graeme Harris Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, President Agricultural Education Assoc’nAssociate Professor Howard MiddletonAssociate Professor Paul NewhouseMs Helen Otway Principal Debney Meadows Primary School (nominated by ACCE)Dr Janet Reynolds Home Economics Institute of AustraliaMr Larry Spry Head of Junior School; President of Design and Technology Teachers AssociationMr Peter Thompson Head teacher, Technology (Industrial, Engineering and Information)Ms Marilyn Yates K-12 Curriculum Department of Education, Western Australia
Definition:n. one-to-one computingeach student has full-time access to a fully-functioning computer, the Internet,software, and online researchmaterials to work collaborativelyanytime and anywhere. intel www.k12blueprint.com