Design and Technology education seeks to provide the new learning needed to engage in a rapidly changing, knowledge economy. We face new and diverse lifestyles, environmental and economic challenges and also opportunities. With this comes an increasing demand to commit to an education that fosters new knowledge, capabilities and dispositions. Thinking in new ways that cross traditional boundaries like culture or subject discipline, developing critical awareness, embracing technological understanding and imaging many futures.
For our students
"The nature of design and technology is such that it should provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that are challenging, relevant and motivating. Giving student's enjoyment, satisfaction and a sense of purpose, and enable them to feel they can play a constructive role in a technological society. Any design and technological activity should be a learning experience whereby the students' repertoire of knowledge, skills and understanding is extended and applied in increasingly more diverse and sophisticated ways." DATA 2008