Creative Electrics for Juniors: What a Buzz

  • Megan Chambers St Josephs School, Takapuna
  • Dr Bev France Auckland College of Education


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.

Author Biographies

Megan Chambers, St Josephs School, Takapuna
Assistant Principle
Dr Bev France, Auckland College of Education
Senior Lecturer in science and technology
How to Cite
CHAMBERS, Megan; FRANCE, Dr Bev. Creative Electrics for Juniors: What a Buzz. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2021.
Curriculum Development - Primary