About our work

Our project, Digitech Through Design, has received funding from Education Queensland to work with Queensland teachers throughout the state, and help them to plan for teaching the ACARA Digital Technologies curriculum in a way that is engaging for students and creative for all involved.

Our approach to this project is based upon principles of design thinking, co-design, student engagement, and capacity building of teachers. Read more about these principles. We’re finding that this approach has surprising and far-reaching benefits for teachers.

We’ve started out small, working with select Queensland schools to implement the ACARA Digital Technologies curriculum for years 9 and 10, with a focus upon teaching using a design approach for developing 21st century skills.

We’re currently working with these schools to offer free profession development through co-design workshops and ongoing support whilst we conduct the research to support our work. Watch this space as we attempt to scale the project up and work with more schools across the state.

Outcomes

Here are some of our achievements since starting in November 2017.
Outcomes

Design Thinking Toolkit

As a result of co-design workshop and working with Indooroopilly SHS and Kedron SHS we have developed a Design thinking toolkit to help support teachers in Digitech.

Get involved

Are you a teacher, principal, or academic interested in being a part of the project?

The project team are based at QUT Gardens Point. We are:

Prof Les Dawes
Natalie Wright
Dr Nick Kelly
Dr Jeremy Kerr
Amanda Robertson
Kathy Nickels

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