Sunday, April 16, 2006

Technology What ?

Q: What is this course in technology?

A: At B.S.G.E. (The Baccalaureate School for Global Education) it's NOT a computer course; although it may include units in computer technology, it is more. Throughout the course of study we follow three brances: systems, materials, and information. The design cycle--investigate, design, plan, create, evaluate--are stages in the process we use when approaching projects. And, each of these stages of the design cycle frames the criteria by which the students' work is assessed. When planning, the areas of interaction--environment, health and social education, community & service, homo faber, and approaches to learning--function as lenses that help determine importance and focus our units.

At BSGE, IBMYP Technology is taught in the 7th through 10th grades. I teach 7th and 8th grades and Shantanu Saha teaches 9th and 10th grades.

I invite you to leave your questions and concerns or make additions via posting comments.


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