Paper - Refereed

The management guru Chatterjee writes that values are our cultural DNA, the invisible wealth that enriches our human community. Proponents of values education, Lovat and Toomey have applied the metaphor of 'Double Helix' from genetics to show the relationship between quality teaching and values education. Quality teaching is not just providing students with the skills to make a living but teaching values and promoting respect for human dignity.
How can technological thinking be taught without using technology? We ask this question because of the potential offered by good answers. Most importantly, if significant aspects of technological thinking can be taught without direct recourse to technology, the options for reinforcing such thinking throughout a curriculum can be greatly increased. In fact, simply having a clear idea of what technological thinking is can already make a significant step towards this goal.
Teachers are exhorted to integrate, or preferably make integral, ICT in their teaching. Teacher education programs have the responsibility to graduate teachers who are confident and competent in using ICTs in their professional lives. To impact on the classrooms of tomorrow teacher preparation programs need to develop entire programs where ICTs are integral to the teaching and learning processes.
This paper draws on research from a larger national SiMERR (Centre for Science, ICT, Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia) project for
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