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Construction and mechanical technologies

  • Jewellery, and Creative Gift Item

    Coastal Taranaki School, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    Students are provided an opportunity to explore a variety of materials when undertaking two major units of work. Each unit will require students to research, design and use technical to construct practical solutions. They will be involved in a variety of activities that require them to develop mock-ups, and models, and/or prototypes of final product outcomes.

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    Students will:

    • Critically analyse their own and others' past and current planning practices in order to make informed selection and effective use of planning tools.
    • Use these to support and justify ongoing planning that will see the development of an outcome through to completion.

    TP: OUTCOME DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

    Students will:

    • Critically analyse their own and others' outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes (conceptual design and prototype).
    • Undertake ongoing experimentation
      and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and trialing in the physical and social environments.
    • Use the information gained to select, justify, and develop a
      final outcome.
    • Evaluate this outcome's fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation using feedback from stakeholders.

    TK: TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

    Students will:

    • Understand how materials are formed, manipulated, and transformed in different ways, depending on their properties, and understand the role of material evaluation in
      determining suitability for use in product development.

    TK: TECHNOLOGICAL MODELLING

    Students will:

    • Understand that functional models are used to represent reality and test design concepts and that prototypes are used to test technological outcomes.

    NOT: CHARACTERISTICS OF TECHNOLOGY

    Students will:

    • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of technology and the implications of this for maximising possibilities through collaborative practice.

    VISUAL COMMUNICATION

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate skills in, and understanding of, fundamental drawing techniques to present visual information

    Jewellery, and Creative Gift Item (PDF, 198 KB)

  • Bags of Difference, and Influential Designer Garment

    Queen Margaret College, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    Students explore a variety of materials when undertaking two major units of work. Each unit of work requires students to research, design, develop, and construct a technological outcome. They are encouraged for one of their major to develop the outcome for a client, rather than for themselves. Assessment of achievement standards are embedded across the two major units of work.

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    BRIEF DEVELOPMENT

    Students will:

    • Justify the nature of an intended outcome in relation to the need or opportunity and justify specifications in terms of key
      stakeholder feedback and wider community consideration

    OUTCOME DEVELOPMENT AND
    EVALUATION

    Students will:

    • Critically analyse their own and others' outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes (conceptual design

      and prototype).

    • Undertake ongoing experimentation and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and
      trialling in the physical and social environments.
    • Use the information gained to select, justify, and develop a final outcome.
    • Evaluate this outcome's fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation using feedback from stakeholders.

    TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

    Students will:

    • Understand how materials are formed, manipulated, and transformed in different ways, depending on their properties, and
      understand the role of material evaluation in determining suitability for use in product development.

    CHARACTERISTICS OF
    TECHNOLOGICAL OUTCOMES

    Students will:

    • Understand that some Technological Outcomes can be perceived as both product and system.
    • Understand how these
      outcomes impact on other outcomes and practices and on people's views of themselves and possible futures.

    VISUAL COMMUNICATION

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate skills in, and understanding of, fundamental drawing techniques to present visual information.

    CONSTRUCT A TEXTILES PRODUCT

    Students will:

    • Implement basic procedures to make a textiles product.

    Bags of Difference, and Influential Designer Garment (PDF, 337 KB)

  • Fashion, and Shelter

    St Margaret’s College, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about design elements related to fashion and to research influential fashion designers. Students will develop a pattern and learn a range of garment construction techniques in order to develop a skirt to suit their needs. They will also research what Shelters are and develop a prototype shelter.

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    Students will:

    • Use planning tools to develop an initial plan for the project
    • Research design elements and apply the information to fashion.
    • Explore existing garments and critically analyse, using design language.
    • Research influential fashion designers and analyse their garments using design language.
    • Develop a brief – establish a conceptual statement and specifications
    • Generate conceptual design sketches (informed by research of designers) that effectively communicate the specific design features of their garments.
    • Develop a pattern from skirt blocks
    • Test design ideas through functional modelling by constructing a toile
    • Understand the basic construction techniques used to make a garment
    • Evaluate the outcome against the specifications of the brief to determine the outcome's potential fitness for purpose.
    • Use planning tools to develop an initial plan for the project
    • Identify a need or opportunity from the context (Shelter)
    • Explore existing solutions
    • Establish a conceptual statement and specifications
    • Understand how materials are selected based on desired performance criteria
    • Generate conceptual design sketches that effectively communicate the specific design features of their garments.
    • Develop a pattern
    • Test design ideas through functional modelling.
    • Establish final specifications reflecting the environment the outcome will be situated
    • Evaluate the outcome against the specifications of the brief to determine the outcome's potential fitness for purpose.

    Fashion, and Shelter (PDF, 108 KB)

  • Fashion Design: Embellishing Textiles

    Carmel College, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    This course provides students with an opportunity to explore textile decoration and techniques designers use for improving and altering fabrics used in creations. Students will undertake brief development, use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for a technological outcome, and develop a prototype that is enhanced by embellishment.

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    Brief Development

    • Students will justify the nature of an intended outcome (e.g. a fashion
      garment or accessory featuring embellishment) in relation to the need or opportunity and
      justify specifications in terms of key stakeholder feedback and wider community
      considerations.

    Planning for Practice

    • Students will critically analyse their own and others' past and current
      planning practices in order to make informed selection and effective use of planning tools.
    • Use these to support and justify ongoing planning that will see the development of an
      outcome through to completion.

    Outcome Development and Evaluation

    • Conceptual design
      • Students will critically analyse their own and others' outcomes to
        inform the development of ideas for feasible conceptual design.
      • Undertake ongoing
        experimentation and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and
        the intended physical and social environment.
      • Use the information gained to select,
        justify, and develop a final conceptual design of a fashion garment or accessory that
        features embellishment.
      • Evaluate the conceptual design against the specifications to
        determine the proposed outcome's potential fitness for purpose.
    • Prototype
      • Students will continue to undertake ongoing experimentation and functional
        modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback.
      • They will use the information gained
        to select, justify, and develop a prototype of a fashion garment or accessory (featuring
        embellishment) to be tested in its intended physical and social and environments.
      • Evaluate the prototype's fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation
        using feedback from stakeholders.

    Technological Products

    • Students will understand how materials are formed, manipulated,
      and transformed in different ways, depending on their properties, and understand the role of
      material evaluation in determining suitability for use in product development.

    Fashion Design: Embellishing Textiles (PDF, 104 KB)

  • Gravity Racing

    St John's College, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    This course provides students with an opportunity to design and construct a Gravity Powered Vehicle that they will race in an interschool challenge. The course focuses on developing student knowledge of materials and processes and how their selection impacts on the performance of the vehicles.
    Students will develop: abilities in outcome development and implementation; understandings about how a materials composition and structure determines their suitability for use in products; and an ability to create high quality well crafted products.

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    Gravity Racing (PDF, 104 KB)

  • Teen Scene

    Havelock North High School, Year 11, Level 1, Curriculum Level 6

    Course description

    This course enables students to learn about the decisions underpinning ‘fashion’ for teenagers and to develop skills in designing and constructing fashionable textiles products.

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    Technological Practice

    • Brief Development
      • Justify the nature of an intended outcome in relation to the need or opportunity and justify specifications in terms
        of key stakeholder feedback and wider community considerations.
    • Planning for Practice
      • Critically analyse their own and others' past and current planning practices in order to make informed selection and effective
        use of planning tools.
      • Use these to support and justify ongoing planning that will see the development of an outcome through to
        completion.
    • Outcome Development and Evaluation
      • Critically analyse their own and others' outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
      • Undertake ongoing experimentation and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and trialling
        in the physical and social environments. Use the information gained to select, justify, and develop a final outcome.
      • Evaluate this outcome's fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation using feedback from
        stakeholders.

    Technological Knowledge

    • Technological Modelling
      • Understand that functional models are used to represent reality and test design concepts and that prototypes are
        used to test technological outcomes.
      • Technological Products Understand that technological products are made from materials that have performance
        properties.

    Nature of Technology

    • Characteristics of technological outcomes
      • Understand that some technological outcomes can be perceived as both product and system. Understand how
        these outcomes impact on other outcomes and practices and on people's views of themselves and possible
        futures.

    Teen Scene (PDF, 214 KB)

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