Intellectual property in technology teaching
In 2007 Susan Corbett of Victoria University of Wellington undertook a study identifying intellectual property implications and issues that emerge from selected Technology Online Classroom Practice and Technologists' Practice case studies, and from visits to schools.
As part of her documentation she supplied material suitable for inclusion on the Technology Online site. This subsite and the pages specifically relating to the case studies are the result.
This subsite includes:
- Intellectual property – brief definitions – which explains some basic terms and concepts of intellectual property in the New Zealand legal environment;
- Intellectual property and student work – which highlights some Intellectual property issues of interest to Technology students when undertaking project work, gathered from Susan 's interviews with students and staff at Tauranga Boys' College;
- Confidentiality agreements for Technology students to use to help protect their intellectual property when undertaking project work;
- Nancy's Embroidery Shop – a look at the use of copyright, licensing and "Creative Commons" in a business environment;
- Gisborne Girls' High School – a Beacon Practice school that integrated intellectual property ideas into its teaching;
- Interviews with companies profiled in Technology Online Technologists' Practice case studies on the impact of intellectual property concerns on their businesses:
- Links in the Technology Curriculum – selected sections of Technology in The New Zealand Curriculum that include Intellectual property issues;
- Ideas for student learning activities; and
- Links to useful intellectual property websites.
Developed for Technology Online from a study by Susan Corbett, Louise Starkey and Ann Bondy, Victoria University of Wellington.