Materials, Design and Technology General – Textiles 1&2

The Materials Design and Technology General course is a practical course. The course allows students to explore and use textile materials to design and manufacture products as the major focus.

This will enhance and complement the knowledge and skills developed within the course as many modern day products are manufactured using a range of different material types. Students examine social and cultural values and the short term and long term impacts of the use and misuse of materials and associated technologies. Through this inquiry, experimentation and research, students develop their creativity and understanding of the society in which they live.

The Materials Design and Technology General course aims to prepare all students for a future in a technological and material world by providing the foundation for lifelong learning about how products are designed and how materials are developed and used.

This course also connects to the world of work, further vocational education and training and university pathways. Students may complete their design projects, while at the same time, developing cognitive skills fundamental to designing in a practical context. This process enhances employability and may lead to further training and employment opportunities in areas that include textiles and clothing, manufacturing, design, retail expertise, built environment and science.

The Materials Design and Technology General course aims to prepare all students for a future in a technological and material world by providing the foundation for lifelong learning about how products are designed and how materials are developed and used.

In this course, students will make garments, accessories and textile items for both themselves and others.

For more information, contact:

Mrs Heather Tate
Food Science and Technology Teacher
Tel: 9204 9463
heather.tate@cewa.edu.au