CAFS HSC Option: Social Impact of Technology
Technology plays an important role in redefining society generally and specifically families, communities and the workplace. While technology is welcomed and accessed by some groups, many inequities exist.
In this module, students examine perceptions of technology and investigate historical and international influences on the evolution of technology. Using this fundamental knowledge, students consider the potential benefit of technological developments while investigating the inequities of access experienced by some groups.
Focus on The impact of technology on lifestyle and Technological development
Focus on Factors affecting access to and acceptance of technology
Focus on Examine the positive and negative effects technology has had with regard to paid and unpaid work, redefining work, the workplace structure, attitudes towards work and implications for career pathways
Focus on Discuss how improvements to existing technologies have impacted on employment opportunities
Focus on Identify ONE piece of technology, and outline its economic impact and Describe reasons for the development of technology
Social Impact of Technology webinar 2012