[Design and Technology] Unit 1 & 2 ideas.

Tran, Lorraine I tran.lorraine.i at edumail.vic.gov.au
Wed Oct 31 13:30:46 EST 2012

Hi David and others new to teaching VCE Product Design and Technology

The attached document may provide some ideas for approaches to Units 1 and 2. This was a handout provided at the VCE Product Design and Technology Implementation Workshops run by VCAA in conjunction with DATTA Vic in May and June 2011.

Hope this may be of some help.

Regards, Lorraine.

Lorraine Tran I Curriculum Manager, Technologies

VELS Design, Creativity and Technology
VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies I VCE Food and Technology
VCE Product Design and Technology I VCE Systems Engineering

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From: destech-bounces at edulists.com.au [mailto:destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of Pitt, David
Sent: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:42 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  There's little course material, and what there is is very out of date.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<mailto:pi at camhigh.vic.edu.au>

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