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Element 3 Aspect 2: Understanding Technology

 

Teacher Education – Pre-service
Element 3
Aspect 2: Understanding Technology

Outlines the structure and intentions of technology as an Essential Learning Area [ELA] in the New Zealand Curriculum.

Aspect Purpose: To support student teachers to understand the structure and intentions of Technology as an ELA.

Key Words: Intention, structure, Technology, Essential Learning Area.

Paper

Title: A new technological literacy

Reference: A new technological literacy. Version 4, 2010. Written by Dr Vicki Compton under contract to the Ministry of Education to support Technology in The New Zealand Curriculum. 14-16. http://www.techlink.org.nz/curriculum-support/pdfs/tech-literacy.pdf

Review Statement: The aim of technology education in New Zealand is to develop students' technological literacy. This paper explains the shifts in the aim of developing students' technological literacy that have occurred between the 1995 and 2007 curriculums.

Key phrases: technological literacy, 'know how', 'know why' and 'know that'.

Paper

Title: Explanatory Papers

Reference: Explanatory Papers. Version 4, 2010. Written by Dr Vicki Compton under contract to the Ministry of Education to support Technology in The New Zealand Curriculum.http://www.techlink.org.nz/curriculum-support/papers/index.htm

Review Statement: This series of explanatory papers were developed to support teacher understandings of the components of the three strands of the revised technology curriculum in The New Zealand Curriculum (2007). They provide explanations of the knowledge and/or practices underpinning the strands and the eight components.

Key phrases: Technological Practice technological knowledge, nature of technology.

Resource

Title: Technology Indicators of Progression

Reference: Technology Indicators of Progression. http://www.techlink.org.nz/curriculum-support/indicators/index.htm

Review Statement: The Indicators of Progression provide support for teachers to interpret the Achievement Objectives (AOs) for each strand of the technology curriculum within The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) (2007). There are three matrices, each focussed on one of the three strands of the technology curriculum, describing the eight levels of the NZC.

Key phrases: Indicators of Progression, Achievement Objectives, Teacher Guidance, Indicators

Title: Learning Progression Diagrams

Reference: Learning Progression Diagrams. http://www.techlink.org.nz/curriculum-support/Progression-Diagrams/index.htm

Review Statement: The Learning Progression Diagrams show how learning progresses between the indicators within and across levels for each component of the Technology curriculum: Brief Development, Planning for Practice, Outcome Development and Evaluation, Characteristics of Technology, Characteristics of Technological Outcomes, Technological Modelling, Technological Products and Technological Systems..

Key phrases: Learning Progression Diagrams, Indicators of Progression, Achievement Objectives, Teacher Guidance, Indicators

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