Digital Citizenship (new)

This course is expected to be available for teaching in 2020. It is being written in the second half of 2019. Students interested in selecting this course should monitor developments via the BSSS website: curriculum page: http://www.bsss.act.edu.au/curriculum/courses

This course will have in addition to its 4 units a Unit 5—Negotiated Study. Negotiated study unit is decided upon by a class, group(s) or individual student in consultation with the teacher and with the Principal’s approval. This unit may be undertaken after the completion of two standard units.

Digital Citizenship A/T

The Digital Citizenship course enables students to explore the role that the digital environment plays in society. They explore the political, economic and cultural factors that influence the development and spread of the Internet.

Students critically examine how digital technology has reshaped the modern world and are challenged to explore possible future developments.

This inter-disciplinary course draws upon skills and knowledge from across the Humanities. Students critically analyse the effects of digital media and the Internet on their lives, and are empowered to use IT more effectively and ethically.

Course Patterns

Minor: 2 to 3 units

Major: 3.5 or 4 units

Units (proposed)

History of the Internet

Experience of the Internet

Business of the Internet

Politics of the Internet