Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Government responds on digital literacy

Hon Nikki Kaye
Associate Minister of Education

10 April 2013

Government responds on digital literacy

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today tabled the Government’s undertaking to deliver on its commitment to digital literacy in education.

“Today I have tabled a high level response to the Education and Science Committee’s report, Inquiry into 21st Century learning environments and digital literacy,” Ms Kaye said.

“This confirms the Government’s view that all the recommendations are helpful and worthy of further consideration.

“In the past few months we have progressed six recommendations covering initiatives such as improved design templates for 21st century school buildings; a review of 21st century skills and digital literacy; and work on information science and ICT skills as career options.

“The Government’s recent announcements on holding cyber bullies to account are important because they will help ensure greater safety as more students learn on line.

“Other recommendations present challenging public policy issues where it will be necessary to consult further. Some of the more challenging issues cover access to devices, professional development and potential intellectual property issues.

“The Government has signed off on the development of a digital education strategy for 21st century learning environments. This will provide an integrated work plan to progress changes.

“I am also setting up a digital literacy reference group of professionals from the education and technology sectors to ensure that we have the right skill set at the table to help design some of these 21st century tools for learning. This group will be established in the next six weeks.

“We are aiming high for young New Zealanders to be the most digitally literate in the world so they can have every opportunity to be more innovative and better compete in a modern economy.

“This work is about realising the potential in our education system for more students learning online.

“Adopting the best approach to 21st century learning will require change across the education sector. It is critical that we recognise how much of this change is being driven by students themselves, and how eager they are to learn online through new applications, tools and content.

“We must not just respond, but join with students and their teachers in exploring the possibilities of online learning.

“Our Government expects that our education system will equip our young people with the values, skills and knowledge to be successful in the 21st century.

“This announcement is one of a number of steps to establish the platform for modern learning environments for all our students.”

Click here for Questions and Answers on the Government’s digital literacy initiatives.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news