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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Technology KLA

Multicultural education

Cross-curriculum content

Cross-curriculum content assists students to achieve the broad learning outcomes defined in the Board of Studies K-10 Curriculum Framework. It is incorporated in the content of the Stage 4 and Stage 5 technology syllabuses and it is implicit in the content of the Stage 6 technology syllabuses.


'...students engage in activities that often involve them in analysing the appropriateness of design for different cutlural groups, enhancing their appreciation of contributions made from people of all backgrounds.' Source: BOS, (2003) Stage 4 Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 syllabus, p. 19.

Cultural diversity and community relations policy

The Cultural diversity and community relations policy statement provides a comprehensive set of outcomes, as well as performance strategies to guide all Department of Education and Training staff, schools, students and their communities in achieving the overall goals for Aboriginal education.


Case studies in design, technology and cultural diversity

These case studies support the Design and Technology, Engineering Studies, Information Processes and Technology, and Textiles and Design syllabuses and are a collaborative development between the DET and the Powerhouse Museum. Go to the Powerhouse Museum site to view the case studies.

Food in Australia digi stories

The Food in Australia digi stories web site has been developed as an online resource for the Food in Australia focus area in the Food Technology Years 7-10 syllabus. The project encourages students to play an active role in capturing authentic stories of real people in their community and the factors that have influenced their food habits using digital media. The authentic stories are referred to as digi stories. This online resource has been developed in collaboration with students and teachers from participating NSW public schools.

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