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13389 Develop technological solutions by using knowledge of

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TECHNOLOGY - GENERAL EDUCATION Develop technological solutions by using knowledge of technological practice

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1 10 August 2002 December 2003 Technology This unit standard is intended primarily for use in a secondary school environment, but is available for wider use. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify factors involved in technological practice; develop technological solutions for given design problems; and evaluate the technological practice employed to develop technological solutions. Open. Evaluation of documentation by NZQA. A centrally established and directed national moderation system has been set up by NZQA on behalf of the Science and Technology National Standards Body - Technology (General Education). 1 For this unit standard the following definitions apply: Design problem refers to a stated need and/or opportunity within given boundaries. These boundaries determine the specifications for the resolution of the design problem;

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Technological practice refers to the way in which a person or group develops technological solutions. The perspectives of the person or group, along with different knowledge, techniques, skills, the society and environment, and the nature of the technological development itself, are all factors which work together to determine the nature of the technological practice; Local context refers to the immediate society and environment in which the learner is positioned; Society refers to the immediate social location in which the technological practice is positioned. This includes such things as economic, cultural, ethical, and political contexts; Resources refer to factors required to resolve the design problem including human, time, materials, plant, and economics resources; Environment refers to the immediate physical location in which the technological practice is to occur. This includes such things as geography, buildings, and atmospheric conditions; Marketability refers to a design solution’s potential to profitably meet customer preferences and/or demand. 2 In order to achieve credit for this unit standard, people must demonstrate competency across a range of technological areas in the solving of two or more given design problems. The specifications for the design problems for this unit standard must require people to report on the marketability of their solutions.

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The outcomes identified in this unit standard are derived from Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 1995. Teaching programmes covering the outcomes of this unit standard should be based on this curriculum statement. The design problems should provide the opportunity for people to meet the level 6 achievement objectives in Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum. Achievement objectives should be taken from all three strands of the curriculum. Examples of design problems can also be found in the curriculum statement. The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and any subsequent amendments, provides reference, where needed, for this unit standard.

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Elements and Performance Criteria
element 1 Identify factors involved in technological practice. performance criteria 1.1 Technological practice is described in terms of contributing factors. Range: examples of contributing factors include - health and safety issues, values, ethics, social climate, resources, cultural climate, market forces, presence and/or absence of an innovative culture, individual motivation.

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Technological practice is described in terms of its effects on society and the environment. Range: examples of the effects include - changing employment conditions and opportunities, cultural and/or ethical tensions, resource management awareness, changing living conditions, changing social relationships.

element 2 Develop technological solutions for given design problems. performance criteria 2.1 The solutions, with any necessary modifications made, are justified in terms of the design problems. Communication of the solutions includes explanations of processes employed, justification of decisions made, presentation of solutions, explanation and justification of modifications to the solutions, packaging and/or marketing possibilities.

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element 3 Evaluate the technological practice employed to develop technological solutions. performance criteria 3.1 Evaluation of the technological practice used to solve given design problems describes its ability to meet the requirements of the factors identified as primary considerations. Evaluation of the technological practice used to solve given design problems describes possible effects on society and the environment.

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Science and Technology National Standards Body - Technology (General Education) Unit Standard Revision PO Box 160 WELLINGTON by August 2002. Please Note: Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before they can offer programmes of education and training assessed against unit standards. Accredited providers assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those unit standards. [Please refer to relevant Plan ref: 0155]

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