A person or groups of people (families, whanau, communities, iwi, organisations, businesses) with a vested interest in a technological outcome, and/or its development.
Key stakeholders are those people that are directly influential or will be directly impacted on by the Technological Practice itself and/or its resulting outcomes (including the Technological Outcome and any other by-products).
Wider (community) stakeholders are those people that are less directly influential for or impacted on by the practice or outcome. They can, nonetheless, be identified as having some level of influence, often through others, and/or they may be affected by the project or its outcome in the future.
Trash to Fashion – This Techlink Classroom Practice case study looks at a unit that details how the key stakeholders (the students who modelled the garments) were required to give feedback on specified attributes of the garment, and clearly shows the benefits of the stakeholder working as part of the team. Level 4.
BP601 Te Papa Souvenirs – This Techlink Classroom Practice case study examines a Materials Technology unit in which the importance of both key stakeholders and wider community stakeholders is discussed. Level 6.