GCSE – Lesson 1 – How does technology impact us?

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson gives you time to introduce the subject of the impact of technology to learners. They will learn the significance of the five broad areas of impact, ie law, environment, culture, ethics, and privacy. They will identify and discuss the impact areas through genuine examples. Finally, learners will begin to understand the legal impact of technology specifically, and work through an example relating to the Data Protection Act (2018).

Learning objectives

  • Apply the terms ‘privacy’, ‘legal’, ‘ethical’, ‘environmental’, and ‘cultural’
  • Explain data legislation, including an organisation’s obligation to protect and supply data

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