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Title: French Technology Education Curriculum Analysis

French Technology Education Curriculum Analysis
  • UPDATE 2008
  • Présenté par Marjolaine Chatoney

School system
  • National public school system.
  • All children are concerned by the school system
    at all different stages without distinction of
    sex, religious beliefs and social distinction
  • Compulsory (up to 16 yrs)
  • National assessments diplomas
  • Certificated teachers (2 national label
     certifiés  or  agrégés )

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key stages and objectives (1)
  • 3 key stages at primary school (3-11 years)
  • Key stage 1  Early Learning  (3-6 years)
  • Develop the behavioural, emotional, relational
    and intellectual capacities of the pupils.
  • Key stage 2  Fundamental Learning  (6-9 years)
  • Acquisition of the codes, French language and
    mathematics acquisition of the citizenship
    values and of the disciplinary fields relative to
    the discovery of the world.
  • Key stage 3  Consolidation Learning  (9-11
  • Continuation of previous learning introduction
    of the first disciplinary concepts that will be
    taught in middle school.

key stages and objectives (2)
  • 3 key stages at Middle school (11-15 years)
  • Key stage 1  Adaptation cycle  (11-12 years).
  • Insures the transition between elementary and
    middle school consolidation of acquisitions.
  • Key stage 2  Central cycle  (12-14 years)
  • Expansion of disciplinary knowledge and diversify
    courses to develop autonomy and allow awareness
    of pupils tastes and capacities.
  • Key stage 3  Orientation cycle  (14-15 years).
  • The pupils complete their knowledge to prepare
    either for general and technology education of
    secondary school, or for secondary vocational

key stages and objectives (3)
  • 2 key stages at General technology High School
    (15-18 years)
  • Key stage 1  Determination cycle  (15-16
  • 8 common disciplinary courses
  • 2 specialisation courses
  • 8 optional courses
  • Key stage 2 Terminal cycle  (16-18 years)
  • General courses correspond to 3 profiles L
    (Literature), ES (Economic and social) and S
  • Technological courses offer 7 profiles STL
    (lab), STI (industrial), STG (economics), SMS
    (medical), Hotel, STAV(agriculture), STAE

key stages and objectives (4)
  • 3 paths in Vocational school (15-18 years)
  • Path 1 CAP
  • concrete education in connection with on-the-job
    learning to acquire craft knowledge and skills.
    It prepares for precise job tasks and work.
  • Path 2 BEP
  • expands qualifications and enables the pursuit of
    study for technician diploma called Professional
  • Path 3 Technician PB
  • Enables mastery of professional techniques and
    acquisition of a on-the-job professional
    experience . It comprises both academic courses
    18 weeks on-the-job training.

Technology education is
  • Compulsory for all from 3-15 years.
  • Exclusive for pupils who chose the vocational
    education path (15-18 years)
  • Optional during the 1 year of high school (15
    years) for pupils who will chose the general and
    technology path.
  • Exclusive for pupils who have chosen technology
    path in high school (16-18 years)

  • Applied at all levels of a compulsory National
  • Designed and re-designed by National Council of
    the Programs
  • National assessments
  • Prescriptive (knowledge, skills, time)
  • Complemented by advice on curriculum delivery in

Status aims of ET (1)
  • Primary school
  • Status integrated into science education
  • Aims scientific and technical culture, ability.
  • Orientation Concrete approach
  • Population Compulsory for all (girls and boys)
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Common core knowledge

Status aims of ET (2)
  • Middle school
  • Status between science (scientific laws) and
    technics (technical processes)
  • Aims enables reasoning about techniques
  • Orientation multiple approach of products
    (functional, scientific, historic, economic)
  • Population compulsory for all (girls and boys)
  • Inter and trans disciplinary links with
    physics-chemistry, geometry, mathematics,
  • Common core knowledge ITC, citizenship,
    autonomy, French, foreign languages, history.

Status aims of ET (3)
  • High school
  • Status as a science, technology contributes to
    general scientific development.
  • Aims prepares for engineering science.
  • Orientation multidisciplinary
  • Population optional for pupils (girls and boys)
    who chose the option ISI or for pupils who
    chose the vocational high school diploma SI.

Progression in ET
  • Primary school
  • Construction of knowledge on the world of made
    objects (Process and Impact on the environment)
  • Middle school
  • Analysis of industrial products, ITC.
  • Analysis of industrial processes, design,
    software, 3D modeling
  • Design and realization of a pluri-technologic
    product, realization of a digital media of
    communication on this product.
  • High school
  • Introduction to engineering science in the fields
    of industrial production, automation,
    electricity, mechanics, civil engineering,
  • Discovery of the industrial methods

Pedagogy Method in ET
  • Primary school
  • Inquiry approach (observation, analysis,
  • Middle school
  • Inquiry approach (observation, analysis,
  • Problem solving approach (design, organisation
    and manufacturing)
  • Industrial project approach (design)
  • High school
  • Problem solving approach
  • Industrial project approach (design
  • Lab work

Themes areas of ET (1 2)
  • Middle school
  • Themes
  • Transport,
  • Construction and civil engineering
  • Home ergonomics and automation
  • Design Process
  • Developments
  • Functioning, Energy, Evolution, Materials,
    Communication, Realization
  • Design, Energy, Evolution, Materials,
    Communication, Realization
  • Manufacturing and multi-communication project.
  • Primary school
  • Theme no theme prescribed
  • Development
  • Discover the world
  • Discover the world of manufactured objects
  • Sciences and technology
  • The world of manufactured objects.
  • Energy
  • Environment

Themes areas of ET (3)
  • High school
  • Theme
  • No themes prescribed
  • Developments in 7 fields
  • Architecture and construction Design, Modelling
  • Design and manufacturing products Design,
    product analysis, Study of the product
    process-materials relationship.
  • Design and decorative arts Arts-techniques-civil
    isation, design approach and creation.
  • Energy and environment Study of industrial
  • Information technology and network Networks
    product, electronics
  • Engineering of automatic systems system
    analysis, automatics
  • Materials system analysis and treatment of

Materials in ET
  • Primary school
  • Paper,
  • Scissors and others tools
  • no specialized classroom
  • Middle school
  • Plastics, etc.
  • Tools, machine tools
  • Electronics and mechanical equipment
  • computer operated machines
  • Computers
  • Models
  • Specialized technology lab
  • High school
  • All materials
  • Computer operated Machines
  • Computers
  • Models (blind, elevator)
  • Specialized technology lab

Characteristics of teachers in charge of
technology education.
  • Primary school

Middle school High school
Polyvalent teachers
Pluri-technical teachers
Specialized teachers
Training of teachers in charge of technology
  • Modalities defined by government.
  • University training (IUFM)
  • Same training for all teachers (all disciplines)

National exam
L s1
L s2
L s3
The first year master
Objective to prepare successfully for the exam
  • Written exam
  • Assessment of disciplinary knowledge
  • Analysis of pedagogical resources.
  • ---------
  • Study of a technical system in its industrial and
    economic dimensions.
  • Analysis of a product in its technical-economic
    context (Mechanics, Electronics, Economy,
    Computing, applied to the technology)
  • Oral exam
  • (no)
  • ---------
  • Test on portfolio prepared by the student.
  • Analysis of documents
  • Lab work

Elements of 1st year Master
Written preparation
Oral preparation
  • Lab work
  • technology education
  • in service training
  • Workshop
  • Pre-test on document analysis
  • Mechanics,
  • Economy,
  • Electronics
  • Technology education
  • -Maths
  • French
  • Languages
  • History geography/ Sciences et tec.
  • .....

The second year master
  • Objectives
  • Acquire disciplinary work methods in a given
    school environment.
  • Acquire means for analyzing and regulating ones
  • Constitute a set of resources and ideas for
    teaching technology.

Elements of 2nd year Master
In service training
Professional paper
  • Pedagogy, epistemology general vocational
  • Technological literacy in education
  • Workshop (disciplinary and trans-disciplinary)
  • ITC
  • In service training in school (Half time in
  • School visit
  • In service training in manufacture or in foreign
  • Inquiry into some aspect of teaching
  • Writing skills

  • Thanks !