Design & Technology
design & technology
Design and Technology (D&T) aims to develop in students the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Mr Toh Hun Khim Head of Department (Learning Technologies)
Mdm Siti Suminah Moin Subject Head (Craft and Technology)
Mr Siva Sankar Sinnasamy D&T Coursework Coordinator
Mr Tee Chen Kam Upper Secondary D&T Coordinator
Mr Damien Fong Lower Secondary D&T Coordinator
Mr Iskandar Yussof Education Workshop Instructor
Mr Rosli Che Embi Education Workshop Instructor
· To develop a spirit of creativity and innovation.
· To harness the creative and inquisitive instinct of pupils through problem-based learning.
· To establish a safe learning environment which is conducive to learning, is stimulating, imaginative and relaxed where pupils feel supported and secure.
· To infuse multi-disciplinary learning and doing in order to develop a set of transferable skills pupils can apply in their daily life.
· To develop in our pupils creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration that empower students in becoming effective life-long learners and thinkers of tomorrow.
Iterative design and make is taught at the lower secondary and design thinking is applied at Upper Secondary through problem based learning where they learn to think creatively to improve products in everyday life. Through design and technology, pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become future innovators.
LOWER SECONDARY DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
The lower secondary programme focuses on design appreciation. Pupils are taught about design in everyday life and encouraged to use mock-up(s)/modelling techniques to visualise their designs. They are taught basic sketching skills to help them express their ideas and thoughts about design. To realise their designs, they also work with the different resistant materials (wood, metals and plastics) and use various tools and equipment in the workshop
upper SECONDARY DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
The upper secondary programme primarily focuses on preparing the pupils for the GCE ‘N’ and ‘O’ Level Examinations. 40% of the subject score is taken from the written examinations, while 60% of the subject score is coursework-based whereby the pupils are required to produce a design journal, presentation boards, and an artefact.
Building on their foundational studies in the lower secondary programme, pupils are also taught in-depth design (Research, Design opportunities and Needs, Ideation and Development, Prototyping) and technology (Electronics, Mechanism, and Structure) skills. Pupils are exposed to advance sketching skills to help them express their ideas and thoughts about design. They are also empowered to leverage on ProDesktop/Solidworks, a 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programme to enhance their design skills.