Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral part of the YCIS curriculum.
Students need to become proficient in all skills and processes related to information technology (IT) and need to be both competent and confident IT users in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. IT has provided efficient and rapid ways in which information can be processed, stored, analysed, transmitted and presented. The ICT programme prepares students for handling these challenges.
The ICT curriculum is a continuous developmental process that provides students with the technical and research skills to confidently use information technology in an effective manner. The ICT teacher works closely with the classroom teacher to ensure that students are learning skills that will equip themselves to produce quality learning outcomes that are innovative and technologically relevant. Basic programming, software applications, desktop publishing and keyboarding skills are the key components of the ICT programme implemented at YCIS.
The aims of the ICT programme are to:
- Support the classroom teacher to ensure that students’ access and use of IT hardware and programmes are both relevant and developmentally appropriate for each student;
- Ensure that students learn to use IT confidently, purposefully and competently;
- Develop a wide range of research and information gathering skills that can be used in meaningful and innovative ways to complete project work;
- Acquire problem solving skills and critical reasoning when using IT programmes;
- Present and communicate information in a variety of forms, incorporating text, graphs, pictures, and sound;
- Provide an enjoyable and relaxing IT learning environment, whereby students are encouraged to use IT confidently and without fear of failure.