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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role and impact of technology in society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14443  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role and impact of technology in society 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A candidate credited with this unit standard can; demonstrate an understanding of Technology; describe the importance and uses of Technology; explain how technological solutions change over time; demonstrate an understanding of how different societies create and adapt technological solutions to a particular problem; demonstrate an understanding of the impact of Technology. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Discuss and explain the role of technology in society. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A definition of technology as a human activity is provided. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Self explanatory
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Technology as a human intervention is clearly distinguished from technological products, systems and services. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Human intervention, the development of technology as a result of human need.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The relationship between human needs and technological solutions is described using examples. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Explore basic human needs; i.e. food, shelter; process; each human need explored should correspond to the technological solutions developed to address solutions.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Technological solutions to similar problems in different contexts are compared. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Self explanatory
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The problem requiring a technological solution is explained within the contexts of different societies. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Geographic, historical, resources, economic, cultural
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Factors influencing technological solutions are discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Definition of technology: use of knowledge, skills and resources to meet human needs and wants.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Discuss the impact of technology on society, economy and environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The effects of technological solutions, or the lack thereof, on various people are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Case studies from the continent of AFRICA pre- and post independence affected groups of people: disabled, aged, children, poor, gender, culture.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Unequal access to, and distribution of technological solutions in society, and the consequences thereof, is analysed and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Case studies from the continent of AFRICA pre- and post independence affected groups of people: disabled, aged, children, poor, gender, culture.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The positive and negative effects of technological solutions upon economic, social and environmental development are analysed and evaluated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Case studies from the continent of AFRICA pre- and post independence affected groups of people: disabled, aged, children, poor, gender, culture.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The impact of technological solutions on the interrelationships between the economy, society and the environment is explored. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Affected groups of people: disabled, aged, children, poor, gender, culture
Effects: on health
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Evaluate the appropriateness of technology solutions in a particular context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The relationship between needs and technological solutions is described using examples. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The constraints and capacities that influence change are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Scientific advance and transfer; organization of production; values and attitudes; environment; economic factors.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The power of changing aspiration in influencing choices of technological solutions is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Commercial competition
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The problem is identified, analysed and defined in all its aspects. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Context: the specific problem, situation, place
Problem: "Appropriateness" to: development, capacity, skills, etc. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Context learner's own environment; problem identified by learner.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The appropriateness of current or proposed technological solutions is analysed and evaluated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Context: the specific problem, situation, place
Problem: "Appropriateness" to: development, capacity, skills, etc. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Context learner's own environment; problem identified by learner.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Reasoned arguments supporting the choice of solution are provided. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Context: the specific problem, situation, place
Problem: "Appropriateness" to: development, capacity, skills, etc. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Context learner's own environment; problem identified by learner.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The factors influencing the technological solution to be considered in are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. The technological solutions to similar problems in various contexts are compared and communicated. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving situations do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard is also of great significance to Human and Social Studies and it is advised that it be considered in learning programme design. This competence is therefore shared by both learning areas.


Knowledge:
  • Definition of Technology
  • Characteristics of technological products, systems and services
  • Factors which influence change
  • Elementary marketing and advertising
  • Geographical factors: (climate, topography, demographic)
  • Historical factors: (time, change, technological development)
  • Resources: materials, human skills, training, techniques, economic)
  • Cultural: (values. Attitudes, beliefs)

    Skills:
  • Analysis of factors
  • Comparison of factors and characteristics
  • Classifying factors ad characteristics
  • Understanding of cause and effect
  • Written and oral communication skills 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Core  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    3. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    4. Setlakala Business Development 
    5. Skills Fusion 
    6. Taletso FET College - Central Office 



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