Food & Biotechnology Case Studies - in the food industry:
These case studies tell the stories of technological projects from throughout New Zealand and beyond from conception to completion. They provide an excellent classroom resource for Technology teachers to use as examples of product, process and problem-solving in Technological Practice, and to celebrate the excellence of innovative New Zealanders. (NZ).
Food & Biotechnology Case Studies - in the classroom:
These case studies provide easy access to quality practice in technology education, encouraging teachers to reflect on and evaluate their own practice and support the achievement of high quality outcomes for a greater range of technology students.
These showcases demonstrate some of the exceptional innovation, design, and craft project work being produced by New Zealand secondary school students.
Teaching Snapshot - Industry knowledge leads teacher to reassess teaching programmes:
Gillian Mandley's Teacher Fellowship at Westland Milk Products.
Teaching Snapshot - understanding the New Product Development (NPD) process:
Sandy Goonan's Teacher Fellowship at EasiYo:
There are several other resources on food technology in the Teaching Snapshots section, including (but not limited to):
Technological Products in Food Technology:
Understanding the function of food materials.
Technological products and outcomes in food technology:
What a food technologist needs to know and understand about food ingredients.
Munch around the World:
Encouraging junior (Year 9) students towards a more investigative approach in developing food, to add to their enjoyment, raise their level of knowledge (particularly of ingredients, the properties of ingredients, and how they can be manipulated), and to better prepare them for senior Food Technology.
Reverse Brief Development - Bacon Sundae:
Annaliese Seedall from Carmel College has developed a unit to reinforce Year 10 students' understanding of brief development – through recreating, testing, and analysing a Burger King product, the Bacon Sundae.
Food Technology Teacher Belinda Devlin developed a Year 9 unit based around developing new product concepts, emphasising the Technological Practice strand and focusing on Brief Development and Outcome Development and Evaluation.