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In technology, justify is to show by reasons, argument, and evidence, why something is correct.

To be technologically literate is to be able to:

  • identify – say what
  • describe – give details
  • explain – say why
  • justify – give reasons and evidence for a statement or judgement. Students should be using justify terms in their technology learning from NZC level 4.

In NCEA, "justify" means to provide an explanation with acceptable reasons or evidence.

Found in: upper primary onwards

Technological areas: all


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