Technologies

Overview

Technology provides opportunities for students to respond to design challenges in a diverse range of contexts by "working technologically". Design challenges are situations, problems or tasks that have a technology demand and involve the design and development of new products and new ways of doing things. It combines creative thinking and practical problem solving skills. Within our society the processes of Technology are used to build new knowledge and create the diverse range of products which we use each day. Through Technology these products are constantly updated and refined to meet our changing needs and wants.

The pace of Technology has increased and it is important that students understand the processes by which new technologies are developed and feel capable of participating in the design and development of new and emerging technologies. Technology education provides students with a critical framework through which they can comment upon and critique technological change.

Technology Aims to Support Students to

  • design and develop products in response to needs, wants or opportunities
  • apply technology practice using information, materials and systems
  • consider appropriateness and real world contexts as they initiate, design, use, modify, and reflect on products

Assessment

Assessment is descriptive, graded and based on practical and theory tasks and real life problem solving design challenges. Students work collaboratively or individually to design and develop their own design challenges and to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of their products."

Structure

Year 7 and 8 Introduction

Students undertake a common, integrated, introductory course over two years. Students learn to design, make and appraise by studying Metal, Plastic, Wood, Food and Fibre.

Yr 9 and/or 10 Elective Choices

Photography (including Digital), Design Workshop, Graphic Communication, Food Technology, Textiles and Design and Information Technology

Kaleen High School Community Links

  • Relationships with CIT to access additional expertise
  • Links with local trade people and industries to provide authentic learning opportunities for students
  • Volunteers with specific skills assist in a number of school programs