The technology learning area has three strands: Technological Practice, Technological Knowledge, and Nature of Technology. These three strands are embedded within each of the technological areas:
- designing and developing materials outcomes (DDMO)
- designing and developing processed outcomes (DDPO)
- design and visual communication (DVC)
At Al-Madinah, Technology is offered at all levels. At Primary level under Technological practice students will investigate a context to develop ideas for potential outcomes. For Technological Knowledge students will understand that functional models are used to explore, test, and evaluate design concepts and they will undertake planning to identify the key stages and resources required to develop an outcome. As for Nature for Technology they will understand how society and environments impact on and are influenced by technology.
In secondary apart from offering Achievement Standards and Unit Standards, Automotive units are also offered to NCEA Levels two and three. The Automotive Units are out sourced from external providers.
Most of the units comprises of theory and practical components. Students learn the manual skills to produce various outcomes as per the assessment requirements. They also learn to safely operate various tools and machines and become proficient operators.
The Career Pathways
Technology pathways are very diverse and students can venture into numerous fields of studies at tertiary levels and ultimately leading to highly paid employments. Some of the fields are but not limited to Engineering, Teaching, Plumbing, Electrical, Architecture, Media Design, Automotive, Machinists, Fabrication, Surveying, Navigation, Lab Technician, Building, etc.