Teacher’s subject commentary
Design & Technologies (Engineering) has a practical focus. Students use materials including wood, metal and plastic in the design and creation of items and equipment. This involves the development of hand skills and a safety mindset, but also includes the use of technology, such as 3D printers.
Students also cultivate and utilise a wide range of cognitive skills including:
– Communication using text, technical drawings and images;
– Critical and creative thinking;
– Analysis and evaluation; and
– A systematic approach to problem solving and the process of design.
Most importantly, Design & Technologies is an active subject that students enjoy.