Creative Electrics for Juniors: What a Buzz

Megan Chambers, Dr Bev France
1998, Vol. 3, No. 2,


Technology education in the New Zealand provides a vehicle for students to develop technological literacy. The goal of technological literacy involves students developing technological knowledge, technological capability and an understanding and awareness of the relationship between technology and society (Ministry of Education, 1995, p.8).

This paper analyses the concept of technological literacy and its implementation in a junior primary classroom programme and identifies the classroom management style and teaching strategies that this teacher employed to realise this goal.

Electrical circuitry provides the context where year 2 and 3 (6 and 7 year olds) were required to develop circuitry board games for an interactive museum display.

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