Technology and Enterprise

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Technology and Enterprise

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Two 2-hour workshops per week
    Commitment of independent time to develop the outcome is required

    Learning Outcomes
    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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