This year marks the arrival of the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). Delegates from all around Australia are expected to share and expand their knowledge that will shape the face of education in the country.
Earlier this year, a call went to out for papers and presenters. Michael Hilkemeijer, the director and owner of ICTE Solutions Australia submitted a paper on "Progression and Continuity in Student ICT capability" and the company is happy to announce that it was accepted into the conference programs.
Student ICT capability is essential in 21st century education. Today, we live in a ICT-integrated society and the ability of students to be ICT capable is critical if they are to participate and be empowered in their future ventures. To be ICT capable is to have the disposition to construct ICT solutions to problems that are appropriate to the context and are based on the limitations and opportunities offered by the systems available.
Progression and continuity in student learning is, therefore, paramount as it adequately ensures that students are prepared for 21st century life. It also helps to eliminate various student behavioural problems.
The paper focused on key aspects such as:
- the importance of progression and continuity;
- effective planning;
- the challenges that lie ahead;
- successful strategies for the development of student ICT capability;
- progression between schools and within schools;
- progression in the Australian Curriculum and;
- Determining progression.
As a result of the paper's acceptance, Michael will be presenting at the conference together with keynote speakers such as Dr Michael Henderson, Julie Lindsay, Bruce Dixon and Brian Lewis.
The conference will run for four days starting from Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October when it will be concluding. Stay tuned to find out more about the conference program.