To prepare students for an ever-changing world, Havergal has designed a program that develops the future-ready skills, mindsets and approaches to safely and effectively thrive in a digitally-mediated world. Digital Wisdom is a unique-to-Havergal, multi-year course, developed collaboratively by faculty across Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, informed by research within and beyond the educational sectors, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Economic Forum and DQ Institute. There are six key outcomes of the course structured as student-centred statements.
- Building the foundations of a digital citizen.
- An emerging digital creative.
- Practicing responsible stewardship of my digital footprint.
- Developing digital literacy.
- An emerging ethical digital collaborator.
- Practicing empathy and perspective-taking.
The Digital Wisdom course is delivered over four years to students in Grades 5 to 8, with the skills developed in each grade growing in sophistication and complexity as students progress. It is an integrated program that develops with and alongside the growth and development of the students. This emphasis on an age-and-stage approach promotes exploration and growth through various assessments and projects and highlights students reflecting on their skill development towards the six outcomes.