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Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) is a non profit professional association supporting and promoting all levels and areas of technology education in New Zealand.     Find out more ...

Technology Education in New Zealand: A guide for teachers

This book aims to develop understanding of technology education in New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s story of technology education in the 21st century and will assist teachers and teacher educators in developing technology education programmes. It explores the philosophy of and rationale for technology education and the relevant theory underpinning technology education. The background to recent changes to the technology curriculum are outlined and aspects of Technology in The New Zealand Curriculum are explored, including sections on the technological areas, strands and components of technology. The process of planning a unit of work is explained thoroughly and modelled to assist teachers who are new to teaching technology in New Zealand. The authors take a unique, dual narrative approach to explore two students’ journeys through their technology education. This is complemented by teachers’ commentary, making explicit links to teacher thinking and theory, and explaining planned student practice. Wholly dedicated to the New Zealand context, this is essential reading for pre-service and qualified teachers alike.

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Bridges to Schools

TENZ has been collaborating with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for a number of years to help bring the Bridges to Schools project to fruition in New Zealand.
We are now working with ICE to develop resources associated with the Bridges to Schools project for use with the New Zealand curriculum.

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