Design and Technology at Gordonbrock
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Gordonbrock, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing, history, geography and art.
We see Design and Technology as an opportunity to provide authentic learning experiences for our children. Each year the project contexts are adapted to suit real events that matter to the children. This enables greater engagement and better outcomes where children look to tackle real problems and produce a quality product.
When designing and making, the children are taught to:
On top of skills and knowledge acquisition, these projects aim to build children’s transferable skills in a number of areas: self-management, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.
Tony Hall, Technology Co-ordinator