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