Lectures for this course will detail technology education theory.

Students may find access to the internet of use during lectures and a laptop, tablet or other mobile device may assist in preparing responses to questions during lectures. Computer access is provided during tutorials but students are free to bring their own devices if you wish but access to power is not usually available.

Lecture 1

You should come prepared to discuss the nature of technology and technology knowledge, and specifically:

What is technology;
The people behind the technology;
Technological knowledge;
Technology and children;
Technological history;
The social shaping of technology;
Technology transfer;
Appropriate technology;
Teaching technology to young children;
Linking science and technology; and
Honey Bees design challenge example.

Lecture voting activities

Vote 1A What is Technology?  
Vote 2A Who are examples of innovators in a. Information Technology b. materials technology and c. systems technology?
Vote 3A Technology education encompasses:
Vote 4A Which of the following have something to do with technology? Cheese, Cow, Chocolate, Book, Rain, Moon, Ants, Honey, Music, Rainbow
Vote 5A Should girls and boys be taught technology differently?  
Vote 6A Name a non European invention 
Vote 7A Give an example of a socially embedded technology 
Vote 8A What measures determine a technologies appropriateness? 

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2139EPS Technology Education 2012S2L1

Lecture 2

You should come prepared to discuss children’s experiences of technology: futures thinking and designing for sustainability, and specifically:

Children's view of the future;
Building upon children's early technological experiences; and
Children's thinking about their futures - how do primary teachers plan?

Lecture voting activities

Vote 1 Views of the future
Vote 2 Experiences with technology in school

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Lecture 3

You should come prepared to discuss Technology education curriculum, and specifically:

Current curriculum context;
What counts in curriculum content; and
Technology and context.

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Lecture 4

You should come prepared to discuss Creativity and Design, and specifically:

Children's design questions;
Questioning our created environment;
A framework for stimulating quality design questions; and
Creativity and imagination.

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Lecture 5

You should come prepared to discuss assessing children's technological knowledge and capabilities, and specifically:

Finding out what children know;
Organising learning environments;
Assessing children's achievements - New Zealand perspective;
Potentive assessment - assessment of future capabilities and technological knowledges.

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Lecture 6

You should come prepared to discuss cooperative technological learning and biotechnology, and specifically:

Making cubbies - a technological activity;
Design, make and evaluate task: newspaper structures;
Children designing in social groups;
Developing cooperative skills;
Basic elements of cooperative groups;
Setting up different models of cooperative learning;
Observing children in groups; and
Fostering interpersonal intelligence through cooperative learning groups.

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Lecture 7

You should come prepared to discuss Culturally Framed Technology, and specifically:

Technology in the curriculum: Aboriginal world views;
Technology in the curriculum: Western and Asian world views;
Technology in the curriculum: Maori world views;
Teachers as cultural brokers: Facilitating boarder crossing for Indigenous students;
Teaching culturally framed technology;
Sharing cultural practice; and
Culturally framed design briefs.

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                                                       Open 2139EPS Technology Education 2012S2L7

Lecture 8

You should come prepared to discuss Teaching Approaches: A framework for thinking about technology pedagogy, and specifically:

Research in closed or open design briefs;
From research to practice;
Designing pedagogical diversity; and
Tinkering activities designed to enhance girls' technological capabilities.

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Lecture 9

You should come prepared to discuss Project Approach: Engaging in Technology Holistically, and specifically:

Community project approach in technology;
Conclusion: Engaging children holistically.
A final word.

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