In this video, presenter Monique Bradley challenges kids to create a piece of wearable art. This challenge was issued by her mother, Teacher Helena Bradley from Brandon Intermediate in Porirua, Wellington.
This challenge aligns with the NZ Education Technology Curriculum, Level 3/4 (Year 7 and 8) and here are the learning outcomes:
Planning for practice
Undertake planning to identify the key stages and resources required to develop an outcome. Revisit planning to include reviews of progress and identify implications for subsequent decision making.
Describe the nature of an intended outcome, explaining how it addresses the need or opportunity. Describe the key attributes that enable development and evaluation of an outcome.
Outcome development and evaluation
Investigate a context to develop ideas for potential outcomes. Trial and evaluate these against key attributes to select and develop an outcome to address the need or opportunity. Evaluate this outcome against the key attributes and how it addresses the need or opportunity.
Understand that different forms of functional modelling are used to inform decision making in the development of technological possibilities and that prototypes can be used to evaluate the fitness of technological outcomes for further development.
Understand the relationship between the materials used and their performance properties in technological products.
Understand that technological systems are represented by symbolic language tools and understand the role played by the “black box” in technological systems.
Characteristics of technology
Understand how society and environments impact on and are influenced by technology in historical and contemporary contexts and that technological knowledge is validated by successful function.
Characteristics of technological outcomes
Understand that technological outcomes are recognisable as fit for purpose by the relationship between their physical and functional natures.
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