Technology Education

In Manitoba, Technology Education includes several subject areas with connections to digital and media literacy: Applied Commerce Education and Human Ecology.

Applied Commerce Education

According to Grades 9 to 12 Applied Commerce Education: Manitoba Technology Education Curriculum Framework of Outcomes (2017),

Applied Commerce Education (ACE) consists of an optional cluster of courses for high school students interested in pursuing a career in a commerce related field, such as economics, entrepreneurship, business, marketing, technology, or finance. Each of the individual courses is an excellent option for any student wanting to understand more about their role in our global economy. The fourteen course offerings in the ACE area allow students to develop the skills needed to be effective business leaders, innovators, citizens, consumers, and employees.

ACE courses allow students to

  • explore careers and fields of interest related to economics, business, finance, and entrepreneurship while completing high school in order to discover what areas interest them
  • gain valuable skills for business, academics, everyday life, and employment such as
    • problem solving
    • critical thinking
    • creativity/innovation
    • collaboration
    • communication
    • independent thinking
    • professional behaviour and comportment
  • develop skills and knowledge that will help them be competitive in the global economy
  • explore topics through project-based learning methods where they apply what they have learned to real-world situations
  • prepare for post-secondary education in Business Administration

Human Ecology

Middle Years Human Ecology: Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes (2018) states:

Human ecology courses provide an interdisciplinary approach that integrates social and physical science theory and action through the study of everyday living. It contributes to empowering individuals to become active and informed members of society who are able to live independently, within thriving families and in dynamic communities. Human ecology education provides students with essential knowledge and transferable skills that are applicable to their personal lives and success in learning, life, and work.

The goal of human ecology is for students to

  • discover knowledge that enhances everyday living
  • explore and apply experiential learning
  • integrate the principles of preventative, proactive, and practical approaches to support individuals in their personal lives, families, and communities

Human ecology education strives to

  • enhance personal well-being
  • develop and apply technical, communicative, and thinking skills
  • cultivate skills to participate in a dynamic society

Click on a grade level for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.