www.TENZ.org.nz
www.techlink.org.nz

Why become a member of TENZ?

TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand – is the professional network that actively promotes and supports Technology education throughout New Zealand. TENZ membership is open to all Technology educators, and those interested in Technology education in New Zealand.

TENZ:

  • fosters the development of Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum;
  • develops and maintains national and international links between those working in Technology education and with the wider technology community;
  • supports professional, curriculum, and resource development in Technology education;
  • encourages research in Technology education; and
  • organises/supports a national biennial Technology education conference.

The TENZ National Council works on the behalf of Technology educators to:

  • keep well informed on the NZ Curriculum and Learning Area statement in Technology;
  • liaise with IPENZ to promote Technology Education and in collaboration with them meet with ITO (Industry Training Organisations), MOE, universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs);
  • build strategic links to other professional organisations – RSNZ, NZIFST, ITTEA (international);
  • instigate dialogue with NZGATTA, HETTANZ, NZACDITT to establish links and shared vision;
  • regularly publish t-news informing the technology community of developments nationally and internationally (National Council members contribute);
  • enlighten political movements of the current thinking and practice in Technology education, and lobby government for quality facilities and support for technology teachers;
  • encourage research in Technology education – submit proposals to the Ministry of Education;
  • help promote and, where appropriate, be involved in selection panel  for Technology Teacher Fellowships;
  • communicate current Technology education practice by presenting papers and workshops at national and international Technology education conferences;
  • reinvigorate regional TENZ networks in six key regions;
  • further develop TENZ website, including Techlink and promote other useful sites; and
  • listen to the needs of our Technology teachers and their students' learning needs.

TENZ membership forms: Individual | Organisation | Student

For more information, contact:
National TENZ Council Chair Wendy Fox-Turnbull, wendy.fox-turnbull@canterbury.ac.nz.

Memberhip Rules and Guidelines