Re: Triumph of the ill (in the head)
What does Tony Abbot have to do with this ? It was a meeting of ALL state ministers - I understand our Minister Piccoli (known to his loyal minions as Pinnochio ) is quite keen on the new curricula.
How about this little gem full of motherhood statements (naturally the same BS is in ALL the new curricula with just the name of the subject area changed) ...
In the Australian Curriculum: Technologies the priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander histories and cultures provides creative, engaging and diverse learning contexts for
students to value and appreciate the contribution by the world’s oldest continuous living
cultures to past, present and emerging technologies.
Students identify and explore the rich and diverse knowledge and understandings of
technologies employed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in past, present and
future applications. They understand that the technologies of the world’s first and most
continuous culture often developed through intimate knowledge of Country/Place and
Students identify, explore, understand and analyse the interconnectedness between
technologies and Identity, People, Culture and Country/Place. They explore how this intrinsic
link guides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in sustaining environments, histories,
cultures and identities. Students apply this knowledge and understanding within Design and
Technologies and Digital Technologies to create appropriate and sustainable products,
services and environments to meet personal, local, national, regional and global demands.
In this learning area, students explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’
capacity for innovation is evident through the incorporation and application of a range of
traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies and practices to purposefully build
and/or maintain cultural, community and economic capacity. Students apply this knowledge
and understanding throughout the processes of observation, critical and creative thought,
action, experimentation and evaluation.
The NEXT indigenous computer pioneer I hear about will be the FIRST !