"The human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques."
Technology Education (TE) is the study of the purposeful application of knowledge (such as Information and Communication Technology, Materials & Structures, Operations & Manufacturing, Strategies & Management, Systems & Control and Technology & Living), skills and experiences in using resources to create or add value to products and systems to meet human needs.
Evolving Technology Education
TE subjects are introduced at different points of time with varying emphases to cope with the social, economic and technological development both locally and globally.
The history of TE could be backtracked to the development of the Junior Technical Schools in 1930s, a number of technical subjects in the late 1950s, the prevocational schools and related subjects in the late 1960s, the computing subjects in 1980s, the New Technical Curriculum in 1997, and the Technology Education Key Learning Area in 2000.
TE aims at preparing students to be valuable human capital amidst the rapidly emerging technologies. It enables students to
develop technological capability, understanding and awareness
critically appraise the impacts of technology on the individual, family, society and environment
become competent and confident members of the world of technology and the society at large.