Inspiring and developing the technologists of tomorrow
THE saying goes that we are teaching children for a future that does not yet exist, and for jobs that are yet to be created.
What a thought!
But consider this: a mere 10 years ago jobs such as ‘social media manager’ and ‘mobile app developer’ did not exist, and it is clear this trend of emerging jobs is showing no signs of changing any time soon.
The challenge for schools is apparent.
We need to prepare our young people for jobs that may seem fantastical at this stage.
At Clayfield College, our vision of how to teach our young people is clear; we need to deliver a comprehensive and confident curriculum that inspires our students to think creatively and innovatively.
We need to prepare our young people for a world that we can only imagine.
At Clayfield College, we believe in more than just teaching students how to code or program, and our curriculum across the college in technology reflects this.
Our focus instead is on teaching our young people the importance of how to think computationally and logically.
This means being able to decompose a problem, and then put together a set of steps to solve that problem, with confidence, creativity and technical literacy.
These are the real skills we want to focus on promoting with our students. These are the skills that traverse all subjects, and are highly sought after by businesses in the working world.
Young people who can do this surely hold the key to power in the future, as they are the entrepreneurs and risk takers of tomorrow.
To find out more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in the Clayfield classroom, visit www.clayfield.qld.edu.au.
HANDS ON: Students learn robotics at Clayfield College.