The Australian Curriculum (AC): Technologies will be delivered at Daramalan College from 2017. Both Technology courses will be reported concurrently: Design & Technology and Digital Technology. These will be reported as Technologies 7 and Technologies 8. As indicated in the AC: Technologies Curriculum, students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. By applying their knowledge and practical skills and processes when using technologies and other resources to create innovative solutions, independently and collaboratively, they develop knowledge, understanding and skills to respond creatively to current and future needs.
The two specific areas Year 7 students will study are Food and Fibre and Food Specialisation.
Food Specialisation – Food choice, health and wellbeing
In this area of study students focus on patterns of eating in Australia and the influences on the food we eat. They inquire into the various influences on the formation of food habits and beliefs, and investigate the principles of healthy food patterns. Students examine the five food groups and apply these in the development of healthy dietary plans.
The practical component of this unit provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply safe and hygienic food handling practices. Students learn to use food preparation equipment and techniques appropriately as they prepare, cook and serve a range of healthy household meals.
Food and Fibre Production
In this area of study students focus on the production of food and fibre in Australia. Students explore the role of technology and innovation in agriculture. Students analyse some of the issues experienced in producing food and fibre and explore how products and services in agriculture have changed over time to manage issues such as climate variability and predict future developments.
In the Year 7 Technologies program students will create solutions to design problems by developing an ePortfolio using WordPress. Students will develop a basic understanding of digital technologies by programing within this software development package.