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So you're teaching technology

These six introductory modules present some key concepts, resources, and insights from research for you to explore with your colleagues or on your own.

They may be particularly useful for teachers who are new to technology education (or to teaching technology in New Zealand) and for teachers in charge of technology.

Module 6: Next steps

If your school does not have a comprehensive technology programme in place, initiate discussions with other staff that have a responsibility in this area.

Primary students working in groups

Grow your own knowledge. Go to Technology in the NZC to read explanations of the components that you will be focusing on next and discuss the key ideas with a colleague.

If you are not already using them, familiarise yourself with the indicators of progression and progression diagrams.

If you are not already doing so, start using the indicators of progression and progression diagrams as planning and assessment tools: being specific about what you teach and then using the indicators to assess learning.

Questions to think about or discuss

  • What have you learned from these modules? How has your understanding of the technology curriculum and technology education changed as a result?
  • What actions can you take yourself or with your team to ensure your ongoing professional development? What support can you offer / do you need?
  • How do you plan to use the explanatory papers, indicators of progression, and progression diagrams to enhance your teaching programme?

Module 1: What is technological literacy? | Module 2: Teacher knowledge | Module 3: Key resources | Module 4: A coherent teaching programme across levels | Module 5: Insights from research | Module 6: Next steps 

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