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Emphasis on tech in schools concerns parents (but excites students!)

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Kiwi students are looking forward to an education refresh that incorporates more technology use in classrooms. The ‘Digital Technologies’ literacy plan involves developing teachers’ skills to deliver new digitally focused curriculum to encourage problem solving skills required for the future.

However, parents are concerned about their children will be spending even more time ‘looking at a screen’ and compromising traditional learning.

Minister of Education, Hon Nikki Kaye, maintains that “as tomorrow’s business leaders, data scientists, artists, health workers, chefs, engineers, user experience designers, urban planners, farmers or navigators, creating and developing digital technologies will be a core requirement for success.”

To find out more about how learning in schools will change, click here.