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Strengthening Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko in the curriculum

16 November 2017

The Ministry of Education have closed off the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko (DT & HM) curriculum content consultation process with the release of three reports outlining:

  • the rationale for the new curriculum content and how it was developed
  • the feedback received from the schooling sector and other key stakeholders
  • the advice received from an independent Curriculum Advisory Group.

DT & HM feedback and synthesis reports 

  1. Martin Jenkins consultation report  – summarises and collates feedback received from the public consultation.
  2. Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) report  – the CAG was established as an independent panel of experts commissioned to advise the Ministry on the draft DT & HM curriculum content and provide recommendations on feedback received during consultation as collated in the Martin Jenkins consultation process report.
  3. Summary report   – outlines:
    • the process for developing and consulting on the draft curriculum content
    • the changes noted, and responded to, on the DT & HM curriculum content after considering submissions received
    • the next steps for the sector as the new curriculum content is introduced into schools and kura.

A fourth report, The Ministry of Education’s response to the Curriculum Advisory Group Report, will be available on request.

The new curriculum content will be gazetted in December. It will be available for all state and state-integrated schools and kura to use in their teaching and learning programmes from the beginning of the 2018 school year. All schools and kura will be required to implement the new curriculum content from 2020.

Resources and supports for teachers and kaiako

To complement the release of the new curriculum content, the Ministry have commissioned a range of resources and supports for teachers and kaiako to:

  • build their digital confidence and capability
  • support them to introduce the new curriculum content into their teaching and learning programmes.

These supports and resources will be available over 2018-20.

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