Technology Unit Planning: Developing a Technology Unit
Developing a Technology Unit
For reasons outlined in the programme design paper schools are encouraged to design their technology programmes (or school technology curriculum) to ensure that all students have the opportunity to progress their technological literacy within and across their learning experiences in technology. The details of how this goal translates into classroom experiences are captured in the planned technology units that sit within the programme. To ensure that these units allow for the achievement of this programme goal, the overall intent of technology units in terms of student learning should provide individual and/or groups of teachers with the starting focus including the key curriculum strand components to be taught and the type of transformation that will be the main emphasis in the unit. The 'focus' therefore is the starting point of technology unit development.