Design and Technology
Design and Technology (Lower Secondary)
In D&T, the students learn through design-and-make projects guided by a design process. The students will learn to identify the user’s needs by analysing problems identified. They will also learn sketching skills and ideation techniques to generate design solutions.
Through consideration of functionality, environmental and user concerns, students will develop the design solution into a workable solution. The students will use mock-ups to test and evaluate the design solution to further refine it.
The students will be able to use workshop tools and equipment to produce the prototype of the design solution.
Design and Technology (Upper Secondary)
D&T offers opportunities for the students to develop predominantly critical and inventive thinking skills such as sound reasoning, decision making and managing complexities and ambiguities. It also offers opportunities for students to become more curious and to develop creativity as they go about designing and creating prototypes to solve real-world problems. When the students seek understanding of user needs in their design-and make projects, it offers opportunities for them to develop global and social-cultural sensitivity and awareness. Through research for gathering relevant data and data interpretation, students also get to learn communication, collaboration and information skills.