ICT Technologies Principles and Practices

24 Oct

ICT is a broad subject which applies and can benefit a vast range of the curricular areas. Whilst reading the ‘Technologies Principles and Practice’ document it became apparent to me that whilst ICT has importance throughout the Technologies there are some key aspects which stand out as being more important to the particular subject. Some of these aspects I have picked out and will discuss below.

ICT plays a major part in our current lifes and the way in which our lifes are run. Everyday, new technology is emerging and I feel that it is vitally important that the future generations of our country are confident with how much ICT impacts upon the way we live our life. This is highlighted in the principles and practice document when they discuss how important it currently is for children to

‘broaden their understanding of the role that information and communications technology (ICT) has in Scotland and in the global community’.

With this in mind it is also vitally important that children have a good grasp of how technology works so they are confident now and as new technology emerges in the future. This is highlighted through the below statement.

Through A Curriculum for Excellence we aim to encourage children to

‘gain the skills and confidence to embrace and use technologies now and in the future, at home, at work and in the wider community’

With all this said, it can be seen that ICT has a huge impact on the way in which children learn in school, ICT also gives a great opportunity to incorporate active learning. Finally, the experiences and outcomes that are encouraged in A Curriculum for Excellence offer great opportunities to develop the four capacities and the essential skills required to succeed in life. These I feel are the key aspects of ICT.

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