Three learning strands
Students develop technological literacy by learning in three interrelated strands: Technological Practice, technological knowledge, and the Nature of Technology.
Technological Practice provides opportunity for students to undertake Technological Practice and examine the practice of others. Technological practice includes identifying and investigating issues and existing outcomes. This requires consideration of such things as: ethics; legal requirements; protocols; codes of practice; and the needs of, and potential impacts on, stakeholders. Through Technological Practice students may develop and communicate concepts, plans, briefs, technological models and Technological Outcomes. Some projects may be done with other stakeholders, even working with real-life clients outside of school.Students develop technological literacy by learning in three interrelated strands: Technological Practice, technological knowledge, and the Nature of Technology.
Technological Knowledge provides opportunity for students to develop technological knowledge generic to all technological endeavours. Key ideas include: functional modelling and prototyping; material use and development; and components of technological systems and how they interact.
Nature of Technology:
Nature of Technology provides opportunity for students to develop a philosophical understanding of technology, including how it is differentiated from other domains of human activity. This strand supports the development of a critical understanding of technology and allows for informed debate of historical and contemporary issues and future scenarios.