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Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko

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Version date: 11 December 2017
Key changes: Version 05
Subject facilitator email: seniorsecondary@tki.org.nz


The finalised set of these resources will be available for use from October 2018.

What is technology about?



Technology is intervention by design to expand human possibilities.

Almost every aspect of daily life – food, health care, transport, communications, entertainment, our environment – uses technology.

This technology is constantly evolving: today’s "new technology" may be superseded tomorrow or in a year’s time.

New Zealanders have long been technological innovators and creators. Our economy has been driven by creative problem solvers, designers and inventors.

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Students today need interactive experiences in keeping with the technological communities of practice which are currently informing and developing our future.

Through technology education, students have the opportunity to develop a broad technological literacy and to experience and explore a wide range of technologies in a variety of contexts that will enable them to participate as informed participants in an ever-changing world.

Technology curriculum guide content

Use the links below to access the sections of this guide. To navigate through the guide's web pages, select from the section and sub-section menu in the left-hand navigation.

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Last updated September 26, 2018