Implementing the technology learning area
Oamaru Intermediate School technology teachers (art, digital, materials, and processed outcomes) were enthusiastic about the changes they made to their programme.
Together with TIC Technology Deidre Senior, they worked with National Technology Professional Development Facilitator Cheryl Pym to develop their understanding of the technology learning area.
A key factor in their progress was the commitment to work as a team rather than in isolated subject areas. They all agreed this led to better teaching and improved student uptake of the school's local curriculum.
Chosen teacher guidance and indicators for achievement objectives at curriculum levels 3 – 4
Planning for practice
Outcome development and evaluation
See indicators of progression for more teacher guidance and indicators.
Developing an alternative multi-materials programme
The technology team at Oamaru Intermediate School (OIS) is responsible for delivering technology and art to the intermediate's 295 students and 220 students from 12 client schools. As the client schools are small, they are combined into three technology groups (consisting respectively of two, three, and seven schools). Most of the intermediate and client school students will move on to Waitaki Girls' High School, Waitaki Boys' High School, or St Kevin's College for their secondary schooling.
See the following pages for how the multi-materials programme was implemented:
- Background to change
- Beginning with The New Zealand Curriculum
- Delivery – year 1
- Delivery – year 2
- What next
- Tips for teachers planning change