At JTC we strive to encourage and develop enterprising individuals who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies.
Technologies provide students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies help students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.
Technologies students are often required to plan and manage their work in collaborative settings, and are assessed through creative design tasks which test students’ capacity to investigate, generate, produce and evaluate.
Design Technology has a focus areas of Wood, Metal and Plastics in lower school. In upper school students have the opportunity to continue the development of wood and metal skills, we also offer students experience in Building Construction, Automotive and Technical Graphics.
Food & Textiles
Traditionally known as Home Economics. For 21 Century learners, JTC offers food technology and textile design. It is a hands on practical subject where students demonstrate creativity and independence in a variety of career & life situations.
Digital Technologies is compulsory for years 7 & 8 students to develop digital literacy skills. In subsequent years students have the opportunity to experience digital technology to develop design thinking, computing knowledge and to become innovative developers of digital solutions. The technologies arm students with the skills required for jobs not yet created.
Technologies is the most rewarding learning area to teach and I make no apologies for my passion for it. I am more enthusiastic about the learning area now than when I started over 20 years ago. The quickly changing nature and use of technology has had a dramatic and positive effect on students’ learning. JTC provides myself with the facilities and resources to engage 21 century learning and allows students to collaborate, be creative, develop critical thinking strategies and communicate in ways that were not possible even 5 years ago.
Steve Srhoj – Design & Technology HOLA