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Technology Education

 

 

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Technology Education

Technology Education (TE) is the study of the purposeful application of knowledge (such as Information and Communication Technology, Materials & Structures, Operations & Manufacturing, Strategies & Management, Systems & Control and Technology & Living), skills and experiences in using resources to create or add value to products and systems to meet human needs.

Evolving Technology Education

 TE subjects are introduced at different points of time with varying emphases to cope with the social, economic and technological development both locally and globally.

The history of TE could be backtracked to the development of the Junior Technical Schools in 1930s, a number of technical subjects in the late 1950s, the prevocational schools and related subjects in the late 1960s, the computing subjects in 1980s, the New Technical Curriculum in 1997, and the Technology Education Key Learning Area in 2000. 

 

Our Mission

Key Competencies

TE aims at preparing students to be valuable human capital amidst the rapidly emerging technologies. It enables students to 

  • develop technological capability, understanding and awareness
  • critically appraise the impacts of technology on the individual, family, society and environment
  • become competent and confident members of the world of technology and the society at large.

Learning and Teaching

 

The TE curriculum is designed to match students’ interests and intellectual development at different key stages:

  • Key Stages 1 and 2: Awareness and Exploration
  • Key Stage 3: Exploration, Experiencing and Familiarisation
  • Key Stage 4 and beyond: Exploring Orientation for Life-long Learning and Specialisation

The learning and teaching of TE is

  • purposeful
  • progressive and iterative in nature
  • involving the coordination of the mind (problem-solving) and hands (hands-on experiences).

Achieving the Goals of TE

 

 Our Students

Our Teachers

Primary 1 – Primary 3

Please refer to the section on General Studies for Primary Schools Please refer to the section on General Studies for Primary Schools

Primary 4 – Primary 6

Please refer to the section on General Studies for Primary Schools Please refer to the section on General Studies for Primary Schools

Secondary 1 – Secondary 3

  • (of both genders) have equal opportunities to gain access to broad and balanced learning experiences in TE
  • engage in authentic, hands-on problem-solving learning activities using easily available materials and equipment
  • develop their knowledge and skills to cope with rapidly emerging technologies
  • develop their willingness to update their knowledge and skills in technology from time to time
  • appraise the impacts of technology and develop critical thinking ability
  • provide equal learning opportunities in TE for both genders
  • move away from subject-based teaching and specific skills training to hands-on problem-solving teaching
  • integrate student learning within TE KLA and with other KLAs through different knowledge areas
  • provide life-wide learning experiences to students encourage students to appraise their solutions
  • use a variety of methods to assess students’ learning processes and outcomes

Secondary 4 and above

  • study through different knowledge areas in technology, such as information and communication technology, design & planning, system & management, sciences & technology, etc. according to their aptitudes, interests and abilities, in order to prepare themselves for their future studies and career
  • engage in authentic, hands-on problem-solving learning activities related to various applications of knowledge areas in TE, such as programming, networking, home management, design and make, graphical communication, marketing, etc. in order to acquire skills, concepts and underlying principles, etc. of the applications
  • develop a global outlook on the innovative and sustainable development of technology
  •  provide multiple channels for students to study technology through different knowledge areas according to their aptitudes, interests and abilities
  • provide students with a wide range of learning experiences (including workplace learning experiences) so that students are better prepared for their future studies and work
  • provide learning opportunities for students to explore innovative and sustainable development in technology

 

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Last revision date: 24 July 2009
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