Title

Technology Education in Australia- a status report

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education

RAS ID

2268

Comments

Williams, P. J. (2003). Technology Education in Australia: A Status Report. Initiatives In Technology Education: Comparative Perspectives, 2.

Abstract

Technology education as a learning area in Australian schools is relatively new. In 1987, the Australian Education Council (AEC) began a series of initiatives that led to the publication in 1994 of nationally agreed curriculum statements and profiles related to eight learning areas, one of which is technology. In 1990 the K-12 Technology Curriculum Map (Australian Education Council) revealed a shift in emphasis in many schools toward gender equality, flexible outcomes and a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. The 1994 documents extended this trend...

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