Technology is one of the essential learning areas and allows students to participate in purposeful activities, enabling them to develop, extend and integrate their knowledge and skills from many learning areas in real and practical ways.
Technology allows students to make decisions, take calculated risks, evaluate their own choices and develop ways of addressing real problems. It also allows them to be innovative and explore creative solutions to practical problems.
People working in technological careers add value to traditional products and services and create new ones to improve people’s quality of life. All aspects of life today and tomorrow will involve technology in some way.
Technology has three strands –Technological Practice, the Nature of Technology, and Technological Knowledge. These strands provide a structure for the key ideas and practices that form the basis of technological literacy.
All the key competencies and skills are important if students are to achieve their full potential and if they are to participate fully in society, including the world of work. TRUMP happens every day in a Technology classroom.
Any technologies programme will help students develop and clarify their own values and beliefs and appreciate the values of others. Particular emphasis should be placed on: excellence, innovation, inquiry and curiosity, community and participation, ecological sustainability, integrity and respect.