Aidanfield Christian School encourages pupils to develop a Biblical Christian understanding of Technology. Through the purposeful application of knowledge, experience and skills they will be creative and use tools, resources and systems through authentic learning opportunities. This understanding should enable students to act responsibly and effectively in responding to demands of an increasingly technological world.
All creative processes and knowledge began and came from God. The characteristics of “Godly Technology” are embedded in the creative acts of God: Design, Order and Purpose. Technology is man’s application of God’s given resources and knowledge to create processes and products that meet specific needs. Man’s responsibility is to generate and apply technology in God honouring ways.
Pupils will learn how technology has influenced the lives of people of different cultures, backgrounds and times and how people have developed and used technologies. We need to challenge children’s thinking in technology in the light of the past and encourage children to have the mind of Christ. Technology is not just a subject but impinges on how to think through a process. Pupils are encouraged to think critically, while learning practical skills that can be used in everyday life. This will include ‘failure analysis’, recognising the value of alternative and unexpected outcomes.
Technology is becoming a powerful entity in our society and needs to be used with discernment. We cannot do anything in technology that does not impact on others. Technology is never static. It is influenced by and in turn impacts on the spiritual, cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day.