It forms part of the STEAM educational approach which includes Science, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics to solve a problem. Our children are encouraged to be more 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
Systems and control – e.g. hydraulics, electrical circuits, pulleys, levers
Basic engineering – e.g. triangulation, stability
Processes – e.g. textiles, plastics, paper, food tech, beading
The children are taught to work through the design process and:
Design by recording their ideas using graphical drawings and plans
Make a prototype
Evaluate their product
Communicate their findings and experiences
In Technology the possibilities are endless… this gives a large number of children the opportunity to excel.
Technology is not about the product. It is about the process, problem solving and innovation.