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Resource Review & Report

Coding Across the Curriculum

Falkner & Vivian (2015)

Coding Across the Curriculum: Resource Review (Report)

Computer Science Education Research Group A/Prof Katrina Falkner & Dr Rebecca Vivian

School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005 c/o: A/Prof Katrina Falkner Phone: (08) 8313 6178 Fax: (08) 8313 4366 [email protected] http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/cser

Coding Across the Curriculum Resource Review Final Report March 2015

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Falkner & Vivian (2015)

Coding Across the Curriculum: Resource Review (Report)

Coding Across the Curriculum: Resource Review by Katrina Falkner & Rebecca Vivian is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (2015).Based on work at the Computer Science Education Research Group, The University of Adelaide commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training under the Coding Across the Curriculum initiative [number A157082] 2

Falkner & Vivian (2015)

Coding Across the Curriculum: Resource Review (Report)

TABLE OF CONTENTS ! INTRODUCTION!

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OVERVIEW! THE!AUSTRALIAN!CURRICULUM:!TECHNOLOGIES! THE!PROJECT! THE!PROJECT!PROCESSES!AND!GOALS!

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METHODOLOGY!

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SEARCH!CRITERIA! PROCESS!OF!CURATING!&!MAPPING!RESOURCES! INSTRUMENTS!&!ANALYSIS! RESEARCH!QUESTIONS!

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RESULTS!

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CATEGORISATION!OF!RESOURCES! MAPPING!TO!CURRICULUM!CONTENT!DESCRIPTORS!A!DIGITAL!TECHNOLOGIES! MAPPING!TO!CURRICULUM!CONTENT!DESCRIPTORS!A!DESIGN!AND!TECHNOLOGIES! QUALITY!ASSESSMENT! CONTEXT! INTEGRITY! ALIGNMENT! SUSTAINABILITY!

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DISCUSSION!

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RECOMMENDATIONS!

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CONCLUSIONS!

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PROJECT!APPENDICES!

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APPENDIX!1!A!RESOURCE!MAPPING!ATTRIBUTES! APPENDIX!2!A!RESOURCE!QUALITY!ASSESSMENT!FRAMEWORK! APPENDIX!3!–!PROJECT!TIMELINE! APPENDIX!4!–!CURATED!RESOURCES!

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Falkner & Vivian (2015)

Coding Across the Curriculum: Resource Review (Report)

INTRODUCTION Overview On the 14th of October 2014, the Australian Government released the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda1 that aims to strengthen Australia’s competitiveness. One of the major announcements at this time was the introduction of the Coding Across the Curriculum Program. This program will aim to support teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum in classrooms, to provide students across various year levels with the opportunity to learn about algorithmic thinking, computational thinking and coding in relation to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and other relevant key learning areas. The Australian Government has been working with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), who has been established to oversee the development of the Foundation (F) to Year 12 Australian Curriculum. One of the Australian Curriculum learning areas, that explicitly explores computational thinking, algorithmic thinking and coding, is Technologies.

The Australian Curriculum: Technologies The Australian Curriculum: Technologies will aim to ensure that all students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. The F-10 Australian Curriculum: Technologies has been fully developed and published on the Australian Curriculum website2 as ‘Available for use; awaiting final endorsement’ and Australian states and territories can use the curriculum, as they choose. The Curriculum content descriptors are organised around a series of Year level ‘bands’, from Foundation to Y