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What is D&T

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What is D&T

  1. 1. ST CATHERINE’S MOORLANDS SCHOOL MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMMEWhat is About ?
  2. 2. The MYP Design and Technology coursehelps us to: apply practical and creative‑thinking skills to solve problems in technology. explore the role of technology for life, society and the environment. become aware of our responsibilities as world citizens when making decisions and taking action on technology issues.
  3. 3. The MYP design and technologycourse challenges us to produce: Products /Solutions
  4. 4. Why do we create products?To solve problems
  5. 5. In Design Technology we use theDESIGN CYCLE as the model that helps us create and evaluate products/solutions.
  6. 6. The Design Cycle
  7. 7. STAGE 1INVESTIGATE
  8. 8. Identify the problem*What do I need to know about my problem?Evaluate the importance of the problem for life, society and the environment .
  9. 9. Develop the brief Formulate significant questions that will guide my investigation: What are the most appropriate materials? What tools and equipment can I use? What are the similar existing products?*Now I can write a brief that describesthe solution to my problem!!!!
  10. 10. *Where shall I look for info? Experts Home Library Clubs Parents Books Museums Yellow Pages Data Base Research Computer Phone Zoo Internet Leaflets Media Empirical Magazines News papers Visit School Radio TV Research – Memory Map
  11. 11. We check materials andtechniques
  12. 12. We collect, analyse, select andevaluate information :
  13. 13. We ask experts!!!!
  14. 14. We explore …
  15. 15. We visit places
  16. 16. Formulate a design specification*Who is my product for? (target market)•What types of materials can I use?•What dimensions will it have?•How will I know if my product solves the problem?
  17. 17. STAGE 2DESIGN AND PLAN
  18. 18. Design a product/solution.Produce several design ideas that meet the design specification. Choose one the best idea and develop it further
  19. 19. Plan a product solution.*Develop a work planto create a product/solution thathas a series of logical steps. How much time do I have ? What materials do I need? What tools are available? What steps do I need to follow to create my product?
  20. 20. STAGE 3CREATE
  21. 21. Use appropriate techniquesand equipment
  22. 22. CREATEFollow the plan and justify anymodifications
  23. 23. Create the product/solution.Keep a process journal To record the process of creation
  24. 24. STAGE 4EVALUATE
  25. 25. Evaluate the product/solution. Does my product solve the problem? Does it follow the design specifications? How can I improve it? What is the impact of my product/solution on the environment or society?
  26. 26. We test the product/solution. We make appropriate tests We make surveys
  27. 27. We evaluate our performance Did I follow each stage of the D&T cycle? Did I face any problems? How did I solve them?
  28. 28. Our products!!!!
  29. 29. In D &T we Learn Enjoy Create Think Work hard Become caring and responsible individuals
  30. 30. to Make abetter

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