ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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Technology Department

PHILOSOPHY

 

Technology, in the broadest sense, is any modification of the natural or designed world to fulfil human needs or desires. Recognising that technology is such a crucial component of a modern  global society, it is important that students develop an understanding of its range of features and applications, the design process used to develop new technological devices, the trade-offs that must be balanced in making decisions about the use of technology, and the way that technology shapes society and society shapes technology.

 

Design is a structured process involving investigation, creativity, modelling and evaluation (the design cycle).  The purpose is to create products, systems and processes that address a specific need, identified during the investigation phase.  This process is iterative and cyclical; it is at the core of students’ learning.

 

 

Program of Studies 2018-19