Indicators of progression
The indicators of progression unpack the achievement objectives for each level of the curriculum. They describe the knowledge, skills, and understandings students should be demonstrating when achieving at the specified level. Indicators of progression are provided for:
- each of the eight components within the technology curriculum (at levels 1–8)
- the learning objectives for the specialist areas of technology (at levels 6–8).
Indicators of progression: NZC components (levels 1–8)
Indicators of progression: Specialist areas (levels 6–8)
Nature of technology
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The digital technologies learning objectives and indicators of
Learning progression diagrams
This series of diagrams presents the indicators for each component in schematic form, showing how, at each level, the curriculum builds on earlier learning. Like the indicators themselves, the diagrams can be used as a tool for programme planning, to support formative and summative assessment, and as a basis for reporting.
Using the indicators of progression
Teachers can use the indicators as a guide. This means that if you are using these with students, the meaning of the indicators must be interpreted within the focus context. The indicators can then serve as learning outcomes and provide a sound basis for planning, teaching, and assessment.
Teacher guidance: Provide, guide, and support
A teacher guide accompanies each set of indicators. Content in the guide suggests appropriate ways teachers can support student learning.
The deliberate use of provide, guide, and support in the teacher guidance sections signals that as students' capacity for self-management increases, teachers can progressively reduce the level of scaffolding provided.
- Provide – the teacher is responsible for introducing and explicitly teaching new knowledge, skills, or practices.
- Guide – the students have a level of understanding and competency on which they can draw, and the teacher remains primarily responsible for continuing to develop these.
- Support – the students take primary responsibility for their own learning as they draw on all their previous experiences and extend their understanding. The teacher is supportive rather than directive.
Indicators for the specialist areas of technology
In the senior school years, teachers can use learning objectives for the specialist areas in conjunction with NZC achievement objectives or instead of them. Teachers are encouraged to use both.
Carol Rimmer outlines the programme planning she uses to provide students with broad knowledge.
Carol Rimmer explains how indicators of progression are woven into programmes of learning.
Jude Black and Diana Comp describe their approach to planning at Green Bay Primary.
At Diocesan School planning focuses on technology components for years 7–10, and establishing scholarship potential in year 13....
Jude Black and Moira Patterson describe the technology-focused professional learning at Green Bay Primary.