Learning Area Statement
In the Technology and Applied Studies learning area, students apply knowledge, skills, experience and resources to the development of technological solutions that are designed to meet the changing needs of individuals, societies and environments. Students become innovative, adaptable and reflective as they select and use appropriate materials, information, systems and processes to create solutions that consider the short- and long-term impact on societies and environments.
Definition & Rationale
The Technology and Applied Studies learning area relates to the processes of applying knowledge, skills and resources to satisfy human needs and wants, extending capabilities and realising opportunities. Technology uses resources, including materials (both raw and processed), tools and machines, knowledge, skills and experiences, as well as investment of time, energy and money.
It involves systems for collecting, transporting and transforming materials, for storing and processing information and resources, and for communicating and marketing the outcomes. Technology involves the development and application of skills and attitudes that enable students to actively respond to and be involved in social and economic change. Finally, technology has consequences, costs and benefits that need to be considered carefully and responsibly before decisions are made.
Year 11 Design Technology -- Ecolamp Project
Explored the creative possibilities of LED lighting, resistant materials and a complex design model.
Technology and Applied Studies Co-Ordinator
Mr David O'Brien Tel: 6239 0637