Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Day 2012 Option Social Impact of Technology HSC Question Identify ONE piece of technology, and outline its economic impact. (4 Marks) Students require knowledge of: • ONE piece of technology • Economic impact of technology – positive and/or negative impacts • Relevant examples Reasons for the Development of Technology B – Betterment of society I – Improvement on existing technology G – Global community emergence C – Competition with existing technology O – Other R – Response to social problems E – Economic benefit (taken from Mitchell et al, 2011) Reasons for the Development of Technology Reason Description Examples * Improve upon existing technology New and improved technologies are created to provide more advanced, superior products. •Telephone •Television •Music •Refrigerators * Economic benefit The production of technology can result in economic gain for both producers and consumers. •E-tags • Mobile phones * Competition with existing technology A means of competing for consumer demand with other organisations or products. •Mobile phones •MP3 players * Social betterment Promote social change for the betterment or improvement of society as a whole. •Dishwashers • Assistive technologies • Motor vehicle • Communication technologies Reasons for the Development of Technology Reasons Descriptions Examples * Emergence of a global community Creating an interactive global community, in which communication is made possible between communities. •Webcam • Video conference * Responses to social problems Developed in an attempt to •Medical care prevent or respond to • Human mobility current or future social • Justice problems. • Parenting * Others * Performance enhancing technologies HSC Question Describe reasons for the development of technology. (8 marks) HSC Question Identify technologies that have developed in response to social problems and assess the impact of these technologies on communities. (10 marks) Technology as a Response to a Social Problem Technology as a Response to a Social Problem – Prosthetic Limbs What social problems have been addressed by this technology? Impact of Technology on Community Life in the Future Area of life Building Communications Consumer services Entertainment Finance Food Health and medicine Knowledge Leisure Transport Impact References •http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/communityfamily-studies-st6-syl-from2010.pdf •* Mitchell, K. Et al . (2011). Community and Family Studies: HSC Course. McGraw Hill; Sydney. Useful Sources •http://hsc.csu.edu.au/ * Harrison, J. (2010). Excel Senior High School: Community and Family Studies. Pascal Press.