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The Framework: Elements and aspects


Element 1:

Philosophy of Technology

Element 2:

Rationale for Technology Education

Element 3:

Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum

Element 4:

Teaching Technology

What is Technology? Why teach Technology Education? What is the place of Technology in the NZC? How do we teach Technology in classrooms?


Understanding Technology

Views of Technology

Manifestation of Technology


Drivers behind technology education

Technological knowledge

Promote opportunity for doing/making (homofaber)


Technology as an essential learning area 

  • Key competencies
  • Principles
  • Values
  • Learning areas
  • Achievement Objectives
  • Progress outcomes

Understanding Technology 

Policy and Practice 

  • History of Technology Education in NZ curricula
  • An understanding of the revision to the Technology learning area 2017 to strengthen digital technologies



  • Lesson/unit/programme
  • Programme of learning (progressions)
  • Teaching strategies
  • Contexts/Authenticity
  • Awareness of accessing/managing Resources


  • Formative
  • Summative
  • For progression (indicators for progression)
  • Qualifications
  • NZQF/standards
  • Technology matrix

Teaching Practice 

  • Recognition of the need to possess a range of context specific knowledge and skills
  • Model a technology experience
  • Recognition of the importance of safe practices in technology

Intended Outcome

Student teachers will: 

  • develop a robust personal construct of technology

Intended Outcome

 Student teachers will: 

  • develop an understanding of why technology education should be taught

Intended Outcome

 Student teachers will: 

  • develop an understanding of the aim and intention of technology in The New Zealand Curriculum

Intended Outcome

 Student teachers will: 

  • be prepared to teach technology

Overall Intended Outcome: to prepare student teachers to deliver technology education

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