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Integrated & Design Technology

DESING TECHNOLOGY

Philosophy

Well-designed practical activities in the Design Technology area offers young people the opportunity to develop and improve higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. The subject promotes professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making and encourages the development of sound organization skills while exploring a range of materials, construction and evaluation models.

STANDARDS

Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation.  

Learners demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, research and develop innovative products and processes using technology

Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration and Citizenship.

 Learners communicate and work collaboratively, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others while practicing safe/ethical behaviors

Standard 3: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.  

Learners use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate tools and resources

Standard 4: Technology Operations, Concepts, and Skill Fluency.  

Learners demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

Philosophy

The application of the Technology standards encourages and supports the design, implementation and assessment of learning experiences to engage students and to improve learning. AISJ students use technology to analyse, learn, and explore. Digital age skills prepare students to work, live and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities evaluating the skills and knowledge needed to live effectively and productively in an increasingly technological world.
 

STANDARDS

Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation.

Learners demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology

Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration. 

 Learners use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others

Standard 3: Research and Information Fluency. 

Learners apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information

Standard 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.

Learners use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources

Standard 5: Digital Citizenship.

Learners understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.