Mrs Shelly Michalke
In the Victorian Curriculum F–10, the Technologies includes Design and Technology and Digital Technologies.
Technologies and Design
Technologies and design aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:
become critical users of technologies, and designers and producers of designed solutions
can investigate, generate and critique designed solutions for sustainable futures
use design and systems thinking to generate innovative and ethical design ideas, and communicate these to a range of audiences
create designed solutions suitable for a range of contexts by creatively selecting and safely manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment
learn how to transfer the knowledge and skills from design and technologies to new situations
understand the roles and responsibilities of people in design and technologies occupations, and how they contribute to society
The Technologies provide a framework for students to learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs. Students are encouraged to make decisions about the development and use of technologies, considering the impacts of technological change and how technologies may contribute to a sustainable future. The curriculum provides practical opportunities for students to be users, designers and producers of new technologies.
In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions. In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.
Further information about ICT and Technologies can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority website here and the Victorian Government Education website here.