What is UICT?
Using ICT (Information and Communications Technology) describes the ability to handle and communicate information, solve problems, pose questions and be creative through the use of technology.
The focus on Using ICT means that pupils should have opportunities to transfer their knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of meaningful contexts across the curriculum. This includes:
- collaborating inside and outside the classroom;
- sharing and exchanging work; and
- exhibiting and showcasing their learning.
Using ICT, along with Communication and Using Mathematics, is one of the three statutory Cross-Curricular Skills that form part of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. Schools must assess and report on all three using the Levels of Progression.