Technology and Enterprise
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Critically examines the role of enterprise and innovation in New Zealand society with links to opportunities for young people.
Ever wanted to develop your own innovative idea? This paper explores NZ innovations and uses technology curriculum design processes to develop a product or service. Classes are delivered in workshop form, with practical, hands-on opportunities.This paper is not directly focused on preparing students for classroom teaching, but will enhance students' confidence in teaching technology education within a primary and secondary education context.
Two 2-hour workshops per week
Commitment of independent time to develop the outcome is required
Students will be able to:
1. Explain situations leading to New Zealand innovation, trace its development path and describe its impact in terms of innovation theory
2. Identify opportunities for enterprising New Zealanders, both adults and children, to showcase their ideas
3. Identify problems with possible technological solutions containing original elements
4. Plan and develop a small-scale project to prototype level or to a stage where it can be presented to a client
5. Compare and contrast constraints and incentives experienced by known innovators with those found in everyday or personal problem-solving situations
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