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Technology Group

Curriculum - Technology and Enterprise

Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Society needs enterprising students who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies, develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living. Technologies can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and natural, managed and constructed environments.

(Western Australian Curriculum, 2016)

The Western Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects:

  • Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities

  • Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement solutions.

Technologies provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies helps students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.

Late in term 3, 2016 Belmay Primary received a number of robotic and other technologies that encourage development of digital languages and problem solving. They present challenges to students to not only operate devices but to solve digital problems in real world contexts. You can read more about technological advancements at Belmay here at our ICT page.

The WA curriculum outlines the components for Technologies at Belmay:

  • Design Technology:
    Technologies and Society; Technologies Contexts; Engineering Principles and Systems; Food and Fibre Production; Food Specialisations &; Materials and Technologies Specialisation.
  • Digital Technology:
    Digital Systems; Representations of Data; Collecting, Managing & Analysing Data &; Digital Implementation.
  • Creating Solutions:
    Investigating & Defining; Designing; Producing & Implementing; Evaluating &; Collaborating & Managing.

Programs provided at the school include:

  • Computer generated activities

  • Using Apps to create solutions/represent data

  • Creating Brochures / PowerPoint presentations

  • Photo Stories

  • Using robotics to create solutions

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