[Design and Technology] Unit 1 & 2 ideas.

Pitt, David pi at camhigh.vic.edu.au
Wed Oct 31 13:21:44 EST 2012

Hi Mark,

That's a really nice offer, and if it isn't too much trouble I'd love to take a peek at the CD you might have.  It'd be a great help to have something digital that I can modify too.  I don't want to put any pressure on you or anything, but if you've got time to burn a CD and whack it in the post, it'd be very much appreciated.

You could either post it to Camberwell High School C/o David Pitt - Prospect Hill Road, canterbury 3124 or I can give you a personal mail address.

Let me know what works for you!

From: destech-bounces at edulists.com.au [destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] on behalf of Grech, Mark A [grech.mark.a at edumail.vic.gov.au]
Sent: 31 October 2012 12:58
To: Design and Technology Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Design and Technology] Unit 1 & 2 ideas.

Hi David

I ran a session last year at the DATTA conference on approaches for unit 2. But also have  plenty of resources you might find useful if you would like a copy I could send you a CD and then talk you through what has worked for me. Which you could then modify to suit your needs and circumstances.

Please feel free to ring me at school on 57230500.


Mark Grech

Product design & technology teacher

Wangaratta High School

From: destech-bounces at edulists.com.au [destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] on behalf of Pitt, David [pi at camhigh.vic.edu.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:41 PM
To: destech at edulists.com.au
Subject: [Design and Technology] Unit 1 & 2 ideas.

Greetings all,

I'm a new-ish teacher and new at my current school this year.  I'm currently teaching mostly Materials technology 7-10, with a strong focus on wood.

Now, next year I'm about to begin teaching VCE Product Design and Technology - starting with a Year 11 group and taking them up to Year 12.  I've not taught the study before, and there has not been a class at VCE level in the Technology subjects for a while.  There's little course material, and what there is is very out of date.

Basically, I'd like to ask if anyone would mind offering advice or suggestions about the product re-design and team project tasks - what you have the students focus on, tasks or topics that are good/engaging and so on!  I have too many ideas, and would like some ideas about tasks/topics that work.  The students and myself have a focus on wood technology, so advice down that route much appreciated!

As an idea, the only course document that exists here about Unit 1 and 2 led the students through redesigning a board game....

Thanks in advance!

David Pitt
Camberwell High School
pi at camhigh.vic.edu.au

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