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91361: Demonstrate understanding of sociocultural factors, and how competing factors are managed, in technology

Updated May 2015. This document has been updated in its entirety to address new issues that have arisen from moderation.

Analysis of technological developments

Students are required to critically analyse a technological development in a field of technology. This could be a development from the past or the present.

Examples that have been successfully used include:

  • the development of classroom furniture within the field of furniture
  • the development of beds/flow controllers/incubators within the field of medical equipment
  • the development of pre-packaged ready to eat meals within the field of food technology
  • the development of cladding within the building field
  • the development of low-power cellular base stations within the field of mobile communication technology.
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