The Australian Curriculum - Technologies describes 2 distinct but related subjects, with both being taught and assessed at Eumundi.
These subjects are:
- Design and technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- Digital technologies, which involves students developing an understanding of how to represent data using digital technologies, and various digital systems that includes hardware, software and networks. In addition to this, students develop skills to be able to use digital systems to create ideas and information, and to define, design and implement digital solutions (including programming), and evaluate these solutions and existing information systems against specified criteria.
Where appropriate, Eumundi teachers are developing units of work that incorporate Technologies knowledge and skills through a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and/or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) approach. STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEAM investigates the same concepts, but adds an art component to it.
Our school also has a digital technologies specialist teacher who works closely with the classroom teachers to provide students with lessons in this area.