In the HSC course of Design & Technology students embark on a 9 month journey that starts with them sourcing a DESIGN NEED, and is completed with them creating their OWN DESIGNED SOLUTION. This Major Design Project (MDP) is weighted as 60% of their HSC assessment marks (exclusive of their school assessment marks).
The MDP challenges their creativity, applied subject knowledge and also their time management skills. This year, with a small class of 11 students, it was NOT any easier to facilitate this process. The biggest challenge FOR ME was being the CONSTANT source of motivation and direction for these students. However, I loved EVERY minute of it, the BEST moment was celebrating the completion of the MDP and their personal success with some cake 🙂
Students in my year 12 D&T class worked to create:
- A RC (remote controlled) scaled fighter plane
- A WIND turbine for residential use
- Bed linen set that incorporated custom printed fabric from the students OWN sketches
- Electronic music production tutorial website
- A moving wall system for small apartment living
- Graphics for a wake-skate board
- Storage system that hangs from the ceiling
- Silver jewellery – rings and bracelet
- Baseball field incorporating green energy and universal design principles
- Kitchen “step aid” built within a kickboard
- Velcro bootie and stomp pad for surfers to enable aerial manoeuvres
3 students from this year’s cohort have been entered into the University of Wollongong Design and Technology Competition, but all of these projects are personal successes in their own right, which is why they deserve this blog post to CELEBRATE ALL THEIR HARD WORK!!
SLIDESHOW OF PROGRESS PICS and COMPLETED WORKS: (only SOME of the HUNDREDS of pics I took)