Design and Technology MDP – 2014

The completion of this years HSC major works were as rewarding for me as ever, the students worked in a variety of design areas – this was challenging from an organisational perspective but allowed students to demonstrate skills that related to their passions, interests and skills.

They had strong design concepts that allowed them to research and develop unique design ideas, this aspect I believe is most important – a pre-formed concept at the start of the project that is shallow in research and innovation/creativity does not allow a student to fulfil the MDP requirements in both the creation of a thorough folio and practical solution.

They did NOT have folio template, we developed a checklist based on marking criteria, changing the order and headings to suit each of the design areas they worked in. This shows evidence of creativity and also application of the design process – NOT heavy instruction, coaching or guidance from a teacher.

 

The projects were:

– Silver and resin jewellery

– Graphics promotional package for Gilroy recycling program

– Bed and storage made from reclaimed timbers

– Guitar

– Sustainably designed family home – model and full plans

– Outdoor daybed with cushions

– Laser cut lace dress with LED lights

– Infographic posters for design students

– Bedroom storage made from pallets

– Grandfather clock made from acrylic

– Parquetry table made from reclaimed building materials

 

Here is a selection of photos from the construction and final stages of the 2014 MDP’s . . . . these photos are not indicative of the ALL the hard work and additional hours these students put it, they were dedicated and perfecting. I hope the amount of experiments they produced is clear – the final products were superb because production processes and ideas were trialled. These projects used resources from other schools, other staff in other faculties, community support, recycled and reclaimed materials, numerous trips to Officeworks for printing and parent help.Β 



I am so proud of their work, if this is the quality of their work as HSC level students – imagine where they will be in a few years to come. . . .Β 





















 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Design and Technology MDP – 2014

  1. Mel Ainsworth says:

    Hi Monique,
    The projects that your students have produced are amazing!
    I’m in my 3rd year of my D & T teacher tarining and find your blog really inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Mel.

  2. Chloe says:

    Incredible!
    I’m first year out teaching a focused DT class, we have 12 weeks to do the whole thing and it’s stressing me out more than I thought it would! Idea generation is really knocking some of them around. How do you find the initial start to the MDP? Thanks for sharing your work!

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