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A recent weekend University of Canterbury PLD workshop by staff from Longwood University in Virginia, USA introduced a group of Year 7-13 girls to the world of e-textiles. “It’s an area of Technology where Electronics, Computer Science and Soft Materials skills all intersect – and creativity definitely prospers,” said invited observer Tricia Winter, Queen Charlotte College HOD Technology. Read more...

 

A recent weekend University of Canterbury PLD workshop by staff from Longwood University in Virginia, USA introduced a group of Year 7-13 girls to the world of e-textiles. “It’s an area of Technology where Electronics, Computer Science and Soft Materials skills all intersect – and creativity definitely prospers,” said invited observer Tricia Winter, Queen Charlotte College HOD Technology. Read more...

 

When children at the Comrie Park Kindergarten, north of Whangarei, showed interest in building a birdhouse, student teacher Sara Croft went online with them to find information on building birdhouses. From one of the many sites visited they discovered a plan and a list of instructions to download. The ensuing process was documented in a series of learning stories with photographs. Read more...

 

Many of you will be only too familiar with adjusting to the demands of regular cycles of curriculum development and implementation in Technology. Well, England is going through such a phase at the moment – and inputs into their proposed curriculum development are not at all unified. Read more...

 

This year’s Engineering in Action Day at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) was again highly successful and well supported, with over 250 students and staff from 17 schools in the region attending the event. Read more...

 

In 2011, Alex Fraser completed a Bachelor of Design, with Honours in Industrial Design, at Massey University in Wellington. A few months after graduating she moved into her first permanent product design position – at Pacific Helmets Ltd – a Wanganui-based company that designs and manufactures an extensive range of safety and rescue helmets for the New Zealand domestic market and world-wide export. Read more...

 

The above image shows Massey University Industrial Design student Alex Fraser’s fourth-year design project which gained an award in the student section of the Product Design category in the 2012 Best Design Awards with ‘Swifty Sue’, a prototype transfer chair for use in a hospital environment. In this issue, we profile Alex’s vocational pathway from school to product designer, and on this page we take a look at the history of these awards. Read more...

 

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‘Connect - putting the pieces together’ 7-9 October, Wellington High School; meet and greet Sunday 6 October Read more...

 

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t-news Issue 64

Professional Development
International e-textiles PLD in New Zealand

Technology Years 9-13
International e-textiles PLD in New Zealand

Early Childhood Education
How a student teacher follows up on children’s interest through building a birdhouse

International Focus
Riding the wave: Design and Technology (D&T) in the English curriculum

Vocational Pathways
Engineering in Action Day a hit: Wintec showcases its engineering pathways to Waikato students

Vocational Pathways
First steps in product design

Enterprise and Innovation
New Zealand’s annual Best Design Awards

Webwatch
A few more gems from Laughing Squid

TESAC: TESAC 2013: Conference update

NZGTTA News: July 2013

NZACDITT News: July 2013

HETTANZ News: July 2013

TENZ News: July 2013

 

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