Need


An identified requirement of a person, group, or environment[2]. A need[3] is identified from an issue[4] and sits within a context[5]. Technological practice[1] can be undertaken in an attempt to meet an identified need.

Terms definitions
1. Technological practice. The incremental practices involved in creating a technological outcome: including identifying needs or opportunities, exploring, defining and developing potential outcomes, and modelling, evaluating, and testing to ensure resulting outcomes are fit for purpose. Related Articles: Firing a Projectile (with Physics)Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: IterationGlossary: Black boxGlossary: StaticGlossary: camelCase conventionGlossary: Competing priorities (in technological practice)Glossary: […]
2. environment. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest. Electronic environments can be defined as functional combinations of hardware and embedded software in the real world – that is, circuits, prototypes or products. In Technology, physical environment commonly refers to the location of the specific practice or the place where a final outcome will be located. In […]
3. need. An identified requirement of a person, group, or environment. A need is identified from an issue and sits within a context. Technological practice can be undertaken in an attempt to meet an identified need. Related Articles: Firing a Projectile (with Physics)Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: IterationGlossary: Black boxGlossary: StaticGlossary: camelCase conventionGlossary: Competing priorities (in […]
4. issue. An issue in Technology refers to a specific subset of a context that will enable students to identify a need or opportunity. Related Articles: Firing a Projectile (with Physics)Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: IterationGlossary: Black boxGlossary: StaticGlossary: camelCase conventionGlossary: Competing priorities (in technological practice)Glossary: Constraint (in the development of a technological outcome)Glossary: Fair Dealing […]
5. context. The setting for something, that makes it easy to understand the whole story. So if something can be situated in several different settings, understanding which setting you are talking about makes it easier to see the whole picture. Related Articles: Firing a Projectile (with Physics)Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: IterationGlossary: Black boxGlossary: StaticGlossary: camelCase […]