Overview of elements
The four elements identified in the PTTER framework considered to be foundational to technology teacher education programmes are:
Philosophy of Technology: establishes a philosophical foundation for technology as a field of human endeavour. This element enables student teachers to develop a robust personal construct of technology
Rationale for Technology Education: provides the opportunity to critique and argue for the place of technology in education. This element allows student teachers to understand why technology education should be taught
Technology in The New Zealand Curriculum: acknowledges the place of technology in The New Zealand Curriculum. This element enables student teachers to understand the aims and intention of technology in The New Zealand Curriculum
Teaching Technology: provides an insight on how to implement technology education in New Zealand classrooms. This element prepares student teachers to teach technology.