Learning in Sustainability builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years.By the end of Year 10 students will have had the opportunity to design and produce designed solutions focused on sustainability principles. Students will have opportunities to experience creating designed solutions for products, services and environments across KDSCs sustainability facility. In Year 9 and 10 students use design and technologies knowledge and understanding, processes and production skills and design thinking to produce sustainable solutions to collectively identified problems with local and global contexts.
Students work independently and collaboratively, problem-solving the complexities of contemporary life and make connections to related specialised sustainability theory. Increasingly throughout the two years, study has a global perspective, with opportunities to understand the complex interdependencies involved in the development of technologies and enterprises within the sustainability field of study.
Students specifically focus on preferred futures, taking into account ethics; legal issues; social values; economic, environmental and social sustainability factors and using strategies such as life cycle thinking. Students use creativity, innovation and enterprise skills with increasing confidence, independence and collaboration.
Students identify the steps involved in planning the production of designed solutions. They develop detailed project management plans incorporating elements such as sequenced time, cost and action plans to manage a range of design tasks safely. They apply management plans, changing direction when necessary, to successfully complete tasks. Students identify and establish safety procedures that minimise risk and manage projects with safety and efficiency in mind, maintaining safety standards and management procedures to ensure success. They learn to transfer theoretical knowledge to practical activities across a range of projects.