Ever since Digital technologies was developed and being delivered in schools there has always been an issue for Auckland teachers. It will not be considered an academic subject because it does not appear on the University of Auckland's Table A and Table B.
What is this Table A and Table B?
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I do realise that not everyone goes to Auckland University. That there are other Universities, http://oneteachersview.blogspot.co.nz/2015/09/an-open-letter-to-nz-universities.html and how they treat Digital technologies.
However, this post is more about the announcement
Digital Technologies being recognised at Auckland Uni
Hot off the press, we've just heard that:
Digital Technologies will likely soon be accepted as a "Table B" subject for admission into the University of Auckland, pending Council approval and the provision of satisfactory curriculum data. It has made it through Senate and we're confident it'll eventually be enacted.
This means that, subject to final ratification, the University of Auckland will be finally recognising Digital Technology at NCEA school level as suitable for meeting the academic requirements of entry into many restricted-entry courses.
As you may or may not know, Table B contains the "academic" subjects that are accepted by Auckland University for restricted-entry courses. It currently consists of the main maths subjects, the traditional sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), accounting and economics. Parents often see this as a defacto "worthy academic subjects" list, rightly or wrongly.
Big ups to Tim Bell and others who have pushed for this along with IITP for a number of years, and for strong support from the Auckland University Computer Science department and Science faculty.
Now I wonder when we will see this...
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