Design & Technology
Vision in Design & Technology
Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the on-going innovations and developments in our world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team and allows children to combine practical skills with a design process that solves real and relevant problems. Design and Technology should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made and through the evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, allow them to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
In DT we want learners to have the skills to effectively research, design, plan, make and evaluate their own product and use the combination of skills from Art and DT in order to reproduce or redesign products that may or may not be available at this time. Learners are encouraged to be innovators and inventors, utilising and embracing skills and knowledge taught in order to problem solve.