Technology

December 12, 2013 0 Comments

Technology plays a vital role in the curriculum at The Grove from Grade 2 through to Grade 7.  It encompasses a number of learning areas: life skills, the sciences and mathematics.

Our pupils are encouraged to become critical thinkers.  In doing so they improve their analytical skills and learn to solve problems systematically through hands on experiences and experimentation.

 

The three areas of learning are:

  1. Systems and control – eg hydraulics, electrical circuits, pulleys, levers
  2. Basic engineering – eg triangulation, stability
  3. Processes – eg textiles, plastics, paper, food tech, beading

The children are taught to work through the design process and

  • Investigate problems and research appropriately
  • Design by recording their ideas using graphical drawings and plans
  • Make a pro-type
  • Evaluate their product
  • Communicate their experiences and findings

There is no right or wrong in Technology, the possibilities are endless… this gives a large number of children the opportunity to excel.

Technology is not about the product.  It’s about the process.

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