Does technology really affect me? Well, technology has been an integral part of society for as long as humans have had the desire to create products to improve their quality of life. Technologies have an impact on people and societies by transforming, restoring and sustaining the world in which we live. The subjects within Industrial technology and Design teaches individuals to be able to work independently and collaboratively to solve complex, open-ended problems.
AT ALDRIDGE WE OFFER:
Arts is offered as an elective through all grades at Aldridge. Years 7 & 8
allow students to experience the subject through using tools, materials and
processes in a safe, supportive environment. In year 9 the students are
encouraged to develop skills and solutions to set manufacturing/design tasks.
Year 10 and onto the senior spell of schooling presents the students with the
opportunity to specialise in areas such as; Building and Construction, Design,
Engineering, Furnishing and Industrial Graphics.
UNITS OF STUDY:
|1||5 weeks||Introduction to ITD||The unit will allow the students to engage with various materials in the creation of a desk calendar. |
| ||3 weeks||Dust Pan||Students will create a simple sheet metalwork using Galvabond. |
| ||3weeks||Nut Bowl||Aluminium is shaped to make a 'nut bowl' container.|
| ||4 weeks||Modelling||Students are introduced to 3D modelling using the Inventor program.|
| ||5 weeks||Smart Phone Holder||Acrylic is the material used in this project to design and make a phone holder.|
| ||5 weeks||Pencil Case||Students will learn techniques and tools in the building of pencil case.|
| ||5 weeks||Carry All||Students will create a simple sheet metalwork using Galvabond. |
| ||7weeks||Clock||The design process is applied in the creation of a timber clock.|
| ||4 weeks||Basic Sketching||Students are introduced to basic sketching for communication.|
| ||4 weeks||Tray||Students will develop skills using timber working tools|
Studying subject within Industrial Technology and Design can open up options and act as a basis for further education and employment.
Our practical subjects can assist in developing skills and characteristics advantageous for those considering traineeships and apprenticeships. The skills learned are not restricted to just practical matters, they also encourage important attributes such as resilience and problem solving – key characteristics required by students whatever pathway they chose to undertake. This applies to all the subjects we offer in senior.
Building and Construction Skill, Engineering Skills, Furnishing Skills;
These practical based subjects expose the students to skills and characteristics that are transferable across a wide range of trades and trineeships.
On its own or in conjunction with one of our 'hands on' offerings can develop a students understanding of how to communicate in an engineering, architectural and graphical communication world.
This subject complements many other areas of study as it encourages thinking and problem skills far beyond just industrial contexts.