Exploring curriculum understandings beyond practice
Bringing technologists into the classroom, class visits to community projects, businesses, and museums are effective strategies for raising student engagement. Both teachers and students bringing in technological products and systems for students to explore is another way of allowing for this.
The videos in this section show that by giving students lots of opportunities to explore the work and outcomes of other technologists helps to develop their own understandings.
Moira Patterson and Naomi Laycock show the importance of engaging students in hands-on experiences.
Cheryl Pym describes the power of providing authentic experiences to engage students.
Claire Wood and a year 8 student talk about unpacking examples of technologists' practice to grow curriculum understandings.