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Technological products in years 9–13

Steve Andrew and his colleagues create learning communities full of curiosity and exploration. They have their students captivated and having fun learning about materials through hands-on experiences.

The videos in this section share the way conceptual understandings, hands-on experiences, and the students own technological practice are linked within technology teaching and learning at St John's College.

Year 12 students talk about the issues that they have selected for their projects.

Year 10 students describe some of the attributes for the snake skates they are developing.

Steve Andrew and students talk about using their knowledge to test materials for their projects at year 12.

Students in year 10 describe manipulating, forming, and transforming materials.

Students and teachers talk about testing materials in year 11.


Year 12 students from St John's College describe what they know about bamboo and how they are applying this knowledge to their projects.

Duration: 02:44


Steve Andrew describes how his senior students have the confidence to select and work with unfamiliar materials.

Duration: 02:53


Steve Andrew and Terry Rillstone describe the way the relationship between St John's College and The Shop has benefits for them both.

Duration: 03:36


Steve Andrew shares how students identify material specifications in a brief and then test materials to find those that are suitable.

Duration: 02:36


Steve Andrew lets the students see, feel, and play with products to develop their understandings in materials.

Duration: 02:55


Hands-on experiences allow the students to see materials understandings in action.

Duration: 03:54


Steve Andrew explains how understanding materials is essential for effective technological practice.  

Duration: 01:58

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