Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Investigates, through practical involvement, how design, manufacture and marketing can be used in a Technology Education setting, to achieve innovative solutions to practical problems.
|Objectives||It will provide opportunities for students to:
1. Create awareness of the complex influences on and effects of technology;
2. Develop attitudes and values towards the way technology is used by man;
3. Understand the influence on past, present and future technologies of social, environmental, political and economic systems, locally, nationally and globally;
4. Consider how ethical, cultural, economic and environmental factors influence the design of products, systems and environments;
5. Evaluate the roles individuals, communities and interest groups play in bringing about technological change and how these can be used in the school environment;
6. Develop problem solving and decision making skills within social and environmental issues and how these can be used in the school setting;
7. Become aware of the individual and commercial process that affect people's lives;
8. Be involved in the solving of supportable social problem which relates to their own or the cultures of others and how to use this process in the school curriculum;
9. Apply comprehensive and independent management of a design project commensurate with all influences and constraints;
10. Apply and develop knowledge, skills and experience that represent the students' understanding of sophisticated design and technology capability.
|Content||1. Trends in science and technology and their social and environmental context, e.g. the changing environment, the media and its influences, the built environment, pollution, the industrial and commercial environment;
2. Inter-relationships between technological, natural and social systems;
3. Social, economic and political interests that inhibit and accelerate technological development.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks