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Student project ownership: T-shirt design

T-shirt design provides the context for this case study that demonstrates increased student ownership in projects and combining the technology learning area and International Baccalaureate.

Follow the progression of an established year 10 T-shirt programme of learning that shifted from the class-wide promotion of breast cancer awareness, to a project where each student identified their own issue or charitable cause to promote, and then researched, designed, and created their own T-shirt.

Teacher guidance – level 5

Brief development

 Support students to identify a need or opportunity and develop a conceptual statement.

  • Indicator: Students can establish a conceptual statement that justifies the nature of the outcome and why such an outcome should be developed.

Planning for practice

 Support students to review past planning decisions in an ongoing manner and evaluate progress to inform their ongoing planning.

  • Indicator: Students can use planning tools to record initial plans and ongoing revisions in ways that provide justification for planning decisions made.

 Outcome development and evaluation

 Provide a range of materials/components and support students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to evaluate and use them.

  • Indicator: Students can produce and trial a prototype of the outcome.

Key competencies / values

This programme of learning raised awareness of social/ethical issues, encouraging students to explore and express their own and societal values.





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Student project ownership: T-shirt design

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