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Element 2 - Aspect 1 - Strategies


Teacher Education – Pre-service
Element 2
Aspect 1: Purpose for Technology Education

Strategy 1

Youtube video

In groups of four (or more) work together to produce a YouTube video of two minutes duration explaining:

"What is Technology and why should it be taught in schools?"

You might start with:


  • A storyboard
  • Images
  • Music
  • Narrative/storytelling (script)

Consider the expertise you have in each group.

Strategy 2

Do Schools Kill Creativity? Sir Ken Robinson - TedTalks

Purpose: Explores the importance and value of creativity within education.

 A video that presents an entertaining talk on creativity, and the importance of providing children with opportunity to be creative. As teachers do we provide too many constraints during concept development stages?
 This presentation provides an opportunity for wider discussions around the implications this may have in how we frame technological experiences for students.

Submitted by: Angela Miller.

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