What is Technologies?
Through the study of technology courses, students engage in a diverse range of practical experiences and develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary and advancing technologies. They develop solutions to identified problems and situations and explore the impact of technologies on the individual, society and the environment.
What does learning look like in Technologies?
Students need to be engaged and inspired to develop a diverse skill set relevant today and in post-school opportunities, that will enable them to be open-minded critical thinkers. They work cohesively, collaboratively and responsibly to engage positively in the world in which we live. Students studying Technology subjects experience a range of teaching and learning strategies including ALARM and ICT, designed to meet the needs of all learning styles. Critical and analytical thinking skills are developed through engagement with creative practical problem-solving activities.
Stage 4 Technology (Mandatory)
Students study this course in Years 7 and 8. Technology (Mandatory) develops in students an understanding of design and design processes and the technologies that can be employed to produce creative and innovative solutions to identified needs. It enables students to select and use materials, tools and techniques in a responsible and safe manner. Students will learn to identify and respond to needs through the development and production of quality design projects. They will learn to access and safely use a range of materials, tools and techniques to aid in the development of design projects and to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others.