Learning and Technology at TAS
Information technology been central to this commitment since 1993 when TAS was the first school to be connected to the internet for student use through the Australian Academic Research Network. Since then, we have continued to seek to provide learning environments that will engage our students and give them independence and flexibility in their learning.
We believe that students at TAS should be able to learn in teams, collaboratively, as a class, a whole community or alone. They should be able to share learning experiences with their classmates, but also with their wider intellectual, physical, creative, emotional and spiritual peers, regardless of age.
Learning experiences at TAS will occur with class teachers, but they should also be supported by other experts and students from other schools and even other countries. Learning will occur within subject disciplines, but it should also span subject disciplines in real and rich tasks, both with teacher direction or support, and totally independently.
Students should not have to wait until their senior years to experience this learning environment. Experience at TAS has highlighted the ability of students even at Junior School level to take full advantage of the breadth of opportunity new technology offers.
In short, widespread adoption of new technology at TAS has liberated the learning environment from the physical constraints of the classroom to give our students the capability to collaborate, share information and experiences, work across disciplines and take control of their learning as never before. Teachers have new and powerful tools to create learning experiences which span peer groups, subject areas and physical locations, making them richer and more engaging.
The purpose of the week is to bring the Round Square IDEALS to life through a range of real and genuine experiences that are not encountered through the regular curricular and co-curricular programs.