The concept of BYOD is not new to education and is used by numerous schools up and down the country to supplement the devices provided by the school. Our goal is to increase student access to a device and ideally enable all students to have a dedicated device to use for their learning.

Every BYOD device is beneficial, not just to the student bringing it but to those who do not bring a device as it increases access to the devices provided by the school.

The same is true for the teaching.

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Far-reaching technological change

Technologies have developed apace, with change quickening all the time. This has far-reaching consequences. The information revolution is transforming how we work, play, read and think; it is changing the nature of our economies and societies from the most personal level up to the global. We are living in an era of incredible invention and growth in information and communication technologies.

A profound transformation from industrial to knowledge economies

Knowledge is now the central driving force for economic activity, with innovation critical. The relocation of economic activities to other countries and world regions - of our societies. As knowledge has become so fundamental then so has learning.


Self-directed, lifelong learning

The capacity to continuously learn and apply/integrate new knowledge and skills has never been more essential. Students should become self-directed, lifelong learners, especially as they are preparing for jobs that do not yet exist, to use technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve problems that are not yet even recognised as problems.

Lifelong learning—the ability continuously to develop over one’s life span—is essential so that each citizen may be able to access the requisite resources and support in order to learn the content and competencies they need. The ability continuously to learn is fundamental in developing adaptive expertise i.e. the ability to apply meaningfully learned knowledge and skills flexibly and creatively in a variety of contexts and situations.

Lifelong learning, 21st century skills, and adaptive expertise are critical in a world that is constantly shifting and demanding higher cognitive capacity. The higher-order skills increasingly prioritised in workplaces and in society as a whole include the capacities to:

  • team-work, social and communication skills

  • media literacy

  • acquire a deep understanding of complex concepts

  • be able to justify and solve real world problems

  • be creative

  • be adaptive and flexible to new information

  • ask meaningful questions

  • make decisions weighing different forms of evidence

  • think systematically and critically

  • generate, process and sort complex information