Planning for practice
Planning is the up-front and on-going thinking that enables a fit-for-purpose outcome to be developed. It is an essential part of all technological practice.
Planning should consider:
- the physical and sociocultural environment of an outcome
- the context the technologist will be working in.
Effective planning enables technologists to systematically account for all the factors that influence the successful fulfillment of a brief. It also supports reflection and decision making.
A Wellington High School student successfully designed and made a costume for the Te Papa windows for the 2013 WOW festival. She says she uses the processes she learnt through technology in all aspects of her life.
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Acknowledgment: This paper is derived from an earlier version by Dr Vicki Compton and Cliff Harwood.