In Wood Technology students will explore the natural and made world through the medium of design, seeking out opportunities to creatively and innovatively apply the material/resource in making and shaping their environment. The sustainable use of and management of this natural resource is important as the world faces the challenges of the 21st century.
Learning will be experienced across three strands.
1) Principles and Practices refers to the skills involved in creating artefacts with wood.
2) Design Thinking involves creating the designs of our projects. We do this by researching, sketching, scale drawing and evaluating our ideas and work,
3) Wood Science enables us to discover and learn about the importance of the materials and resources, their origins, their uses and their limitations.
Learning in the subject will be active and student centred, with learners collaborating on the pursuit of knowledge and in the safe management of the Wood Technology classroom environment. Students will develop the relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values to bring ideas from conception to reality in a way that will allow them to be expressive, creative and innovative.
There is one CBA in 2nd and 3rd year.
70% Project and 30% Final Exam.