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Recognised as an essential 21st Century learning skill, computer science helps our learners understand computational thinking, and the skills and dispositions needed for operating in a world that is increasingly surrounded by technology. Join Tara to understand more about computer science, including robotics and coding, and how these are used to teach problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking.
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The growth of technology, particularly mobile devices, has seen shifts in the way we engage and communicate with others. These devices are opening new paths for learning and providing access in ways that have not been possible before. Drawing on examples from around New Zealand, Tara will outline some of the ways in which these technologies are being used to promote creativity, collaboration and communication in Early Years settings.
This session aims to position the environment as a foundational and powerful influence in learning. The session content will ground consideration of the environment in contemporary theoretical views, drawing on features of future focused education and making links to social competence, sustainability, creativity and culture.
This session draws on the themes of future focussed learning as a framework to underpin the importance of social competence for 21st century learners. Personalising learning, rethinking learning and the role of the teacher will be explored as a foundation for practice. Specific attention will be paid to pedagogy and approaches that contribute to social success for learners.