TECHNOLOGY

PR-2-29

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective date: 31-Aug-10


Rationale

Technology is the practical application of scientific concepts to address needs.

Purposes

  1. To provide students opportunities to develop a broad technological literacy by learning in three interrelated strands: Technological Practice, Nature of Technology, and Technological Knowledge.
  2. To provide students opportunities to experience and explore a wide range of technologies in a variety of contexts, these include control, food, communications, structural, dynamic, and bio-related technologies, along with creative design processes and materials.
  3. To provide students opportunities to develop skills in creating solutions to identified needs in authentic real-life contexts.
  4. To provide a safe learning environment for students.
  5. To use community personnel and resources where appropriate to enhance student’s learning in technology.
  6. To integrate Technology where possible into integrated units of study.
  7. To provide an authentic context for students to apply knowledge and build skills to achieve success. 

Assessment

Assessment will be based on the big questions and student investigations from integrated units. (Refer to the Integrated Curriculum Procedural Document, PR-2-33)

Conclusion

Technology will provide students with opportunities to use a range of skills and knowledge from all curriculum areas in an authentic context and prepare students for an increasingly complex and changing technological world.