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ICT

At St Joseph’s, Technologies provide a framework for students to learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs.

 

Students are encouraged to make decisions about the development and use of technologies, considering the impacts of technological change and how technologies may contribute to a sustainable future. The curriculum provides practical opportunities for students to be users, designers and producers of new technologies.

St Joseph's is an eSmart school. eSmart Schools is a behaviour-change initiative in over 2,200 schools across Australia. The eSmart Schools Framework is designed to help schools improve cybersafety and reduce cyberbullying and bullying. ​

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In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions. In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.

Aims:

 

  • use design and systems thinking to generate innovative and ethical design ideas, and communicate these to a range of audiences

  • create designed solutions suitable for a range of contexts by creatively selecting and safely manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment

  • design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs

  • apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.

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