Digital technology to become part of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Digital technology is to become part of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. From now until the end of 2017, the Government will consult with stakeholders, design new curriculum content, and develop achievement objectives across the whole learner pathway.

Digital technology will be fully integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in 2018.

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced the change to the New Zealand Curriculum at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit in Auckland.

Formally integrating digital technology into the curriculum is intended to support young people to develop skills, confidence and interest in digital technologies and lead them to opportunities across the IT sector.

It will be included as a strand of the Technology learning area in the New Zealand Curriculum, and as a whenu within the Hangarau Wāhanga Ako of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The decision is an outcome of the Government’s Science and Society Strategic Plan ‘A Nation of Curious Minds: Te Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara which reviewed the positioning and content of digital technology within the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

From now until the end of 2017, the Government will consult with stakeholders, design new curriculum content, and develop achievement objectives across the whole learner pathway.

 It will be fully integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in 2018.

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