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Pedagogical Adaptation to ICT in Australia

EasyChair Preprint no. 8325

12 pagesDate: June 19, 2022


Digital computers have developed over the past 70 years or so. Therefore, it is possible to review social adoption and subsequent educational transformation. This paper briefly looks at the generation of new technologies in general, and their subsequent adoption into social understandings. It then looks at the adoption of new technologies into education and asks how quickly they are translated from society to schools. A national survey of Australian schools was undertaken to see how well and how quickly curriculum planners adopted computers, and subsequently how fast these ideas were implemented in classrooms. 307 schools responded to the survey, showing the ‘patchy’ nature of this innovation dissemination. The time from curriculum awareness to full implementation of the Digital Technologies subject in schools was estimated to be 7-12 years. Since computing technology is advancing rapidly, quantum computing in schools was examined and future curriculum revisions mooted. The paper concludes by asking how best school curricula should adapt to technological developments.

Keyphrases: case study, Computing curricula, Implementation Time, Informatics, quantum computing

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  author = {Andrew Fluck},
  title = {Pedagogical Adaptation to ICT in Australia},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8325},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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