Information Communication Technology (ICT)

 

Here in the 21st Century, there is no escaping the exponential rise in technological innovation and its resulting application

and broad scale impact on society. Now, more than ever, digital literacy as a skillset is paramount in navigating one’s way

through this “Technological Revolution.”

 

The PYP aims to embed Information Communication Technologies (ICT) as an integrative tool within the daily teaching and

learning framework of the PYP curriculum, rather than as a stand-alone subject.  In doing so, ICT provides opportunities for

the enhancement of learning, and significantly supports students in their inquiries, and in developing their conceptual

understanding.

 

The following six ICT skills are relevant to all learners. Each skill is transdisciplinary and will support learning both within the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry and within the subject areas:

  • Investigating

  • Creating

  • Communicating

  • Collaborating

  • Organising

  • Becoming responsible digital citizens

 

In order to develop these skills, experiences and competencies with technology, there are also six key areas of focus in ICT embedded within the PYP curriculum:

  • E-Safety & Digital Citizenship

  • Communication & Collaboration

  • Research

  • Data Handling

  • Programming and Control

  • Modelling and Simulations

Although there are specific core principles that permeate throughout each of these key areas, and in line with the philosophy that technology should be used as a day-to-day element of school life and across all subject areas, there is always flexibility to take advantage of any opportunities that arise organically beyond the parameters of the above framework.

Computer Studies Scope and Sequence