Technology spotlight: Authentic contexts and taking into account end users
This technology spotlight helps you explore what "authentic contexts and taking into account end users" means in technology education.
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Bill Boyes, Iain Cook-Bonney, and Tahuna Normal Intermediate School students talk about the wide range of digital technologies they can now make using their new skills....
Andrew Wills and the students at Bradford Primary School describe how they used their new knowledge in electronics to solve problems in their school....
Getting the context right (01:31)
Students, teachers, and the school community are interested and engaged in the projects and products in the technology programme, says Judi Delbridge....
Real food, real fast (02:35)
Students were set a brief to develop a faster, fresher, healthier takeaway based on an analysis of a traditional recipe....
A food bag for a family dinner (03:31)
With a focus on using seasonal produce and their families as stakeholders, students produced great recipes and food bags for a family dinner....
My context and issue (04:57)
Year 13 students share about the contexts and issues they have chosen in their food technology programme.
Abby Dingle discusses materials and tools that engage students in product design.
Ritu Sehji empowers her senior food technology students by teaching about culinology and the work of Heston Blumenthal.
Renee talks about celebrating secondary students' creativity and focusing on design.
Kay le Comte adapts her programmes to match students' interests.
Noeline Stewart and Hasting Girls' High School students share about developing products for community projects.
Students make community connections through their technology projects.
Noeline Stewart shares how her secondary students collaborated on a fundraising venture with a local primary school.
Christine Elder sees opportunities in her local community to share technology learning with her year eight students.