Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Australia needs enterprising individuals who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies and who can independently and collaboratively develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living. Technologies can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and natural, managed, and constructed environments.
Within the structure of the Australian Curriculum Technologies at Emmaus College aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions
- are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time
- make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future
- engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions
- critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
- These aims are extended and complemented by specific aims for each Technologies subject.
At Emmaus College the study of Technology is part of the core studies in Years 7 and 8.
Beginning at Year 9, students are able to choose from a range of Technologies electives:
Food, Textiles, Systems and Information and Communication Technology
Food, Textiles, Systems, Wood and Information and Communication Technology
Year 11 and Year 12
Food Technology, Products Design and Development (Wood and Textiles), Systems Engineering and Computing
Questions about the Technologies Learning Area should be directed to the Learning Area Leader Mr Mark Pengilley.