Technology at Korowal
The role of technology and learning at Korowal is to empower students to be controllers of technology rather than passive consumers.
Digital technologies are seen as tools that are effective means to an end rather than an innate end in itself.
Access to computers and other digital devices is introduced in a limited fashion in Years 3 to 6 and expands throughout high school. We believe that there is no place for computers in our classrooms at an earlier age, as the abstract nature of the technology does not support the strong concrete foundation-building which we try to achieve at this stage. The slow introduction of digital technologies in primary school is timed to coincide with the need to manage increasing quantities of information as students move into high school. Stage 3 students have dedicated coding classes for three weeks at the end of Term 3.
When students move into high school, they are given the responsibility to use their own devices in a BYOD environment.
Collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are the keys to human-centred learning and are encouraged when using digital technologies at Korowal.