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Curriculum pathway to curriculum innovation


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Presented at a "Learning Paradigms" day for the Australian School Library Association

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Curriculum pathway to curriculum innovation

  1. 1. Digital literacy: curriculum pathway to curriculum innovation Presented by June Wall @junewall junewallonline@gmail.comImage: books in a stack (a stack ofbooks)
  2. 2. How innovative are you?Think of an “out f the box” idea you would like to implement
  3. 3. The Future of Learning Reality?
  4. 4. Virtually?Flickr Snapshot_055
  5. 5. Filter bubbles“a world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there is little to learn” (Pariser quoted in Fullan, 2012)
  6. 6. What is digital literacy?• “the ability to understand and use information [and create] in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers ” Computer Education Group, ACT• “A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment... Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments.” Viewed at• A new term that means a lot of old things! ▫ Information literacy ▫ Critical literacy ▫ IT literacy ▫ Higher Order thinking ▫ Research
  7. 7. “To be digitally literate is to have access to abroad range of practices and cultural resourcesthat you are able to apply to digital tools. Itis the ability to make and share meaningin different modes and formats; to create,collaborate and communicate effectively and tounderstand how and when digital technologiescan best be used to support these processes.”(Hague & Payton, 2010) Digital Literacy across the Curriculum Available at
  8. 8. Digital Literacy across theCurriculum p. 19
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  10. 10. How can you solve the problem of poverty?
  11. 11. From the 2010Horizon Report 2012 Horizon Report Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a Digital Literacy is less about key skill in every discipline and profession. The challenge is due to the fact that despite the widespread agreement on tools and more about its importance, training in digital literacy skills and techniques is rare in any discipline, and especially rare in teacher education programs. As faculty and thinking instructors begin to realize that they are limiting their students by not helping them to develop and use digital media literacy skills across the curriculum, the lack of formal training is being offset through professional development or informal learning, but we are far from seeing digital media literacy as a norm. This reality is exacerbated by the fact that as technology continues to evolve, digital literacy must necessarily be less about tools and more about ways of thinking and seeing, and of crafting narrative. That is why skills and standards based on tools Open Education . Media Literacy: a compelling curriculum topic for todays digital age. and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral and difficult to sustain. Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Cummins, M. (2012). Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 K-12 Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.Available at Accessed 26th January, 2010 Consortium.
  12. 12. General Capabilities ...• Literacy• Numeracy• ICT• Critical & Creative• Personal & Social• Ethical behaviour• Intercultural Understanding
  13. 13. Simplexity – simple from the complex How can we create or implement an idea that is at its heart simple while we work in complex organisations?1. Motivation to engage in change2. Allow learning from mistakes and blind alleys3. Collaboration and groups are key4. Think of this as a system change – whole school
  14. 14. Change Knowledge (Fullan 2012)1. Focus – technology and pedagogy must be integrated in roles of both teachers and students2. Innovation – use design criteria to innovate3. Capacity building – build the knowledge, skills and dispositions or teachers and students4. Contagion – open the doors both figuratively and literally5. Transparency – participate with others to create and assess new things6. Elimination of non-essentials – what are the distractors?7. Leadership – as leaders we must foster the above elements in others
  15. 15. Resources• Future of Learning approx 20 mins• Do you teach or do you educate?• How will you teach me in the 21st century?• EPIC 2015• Khan Academy• Symbaloo• Gliffy
  16. 16. Some references for you to explore• Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Innovation in Education Available at ort/Pages/innovatehere.aspx• Moyle, Kathryn (2010). Building Innovation: Learning with technologies Available at =1009&context=aer• Shift Happens 2012 Available at• Knowledgeable to Knowledge – able Available at
  17. 17. Thank you@junewall