Exploring Technology 10 is an introduction to technological engineering and design concepts. It provides all students with hands-on activities and introduces them to a broad spectrum of technological concepts. By the end of the course, students will be able to use a range of technological tools, processes, and applications. They will integrate broad-based applied technology with other academic disciplines, design and create devices and systems that solve technological problems, and explain the consequences of technology and how it affects society. The course is a foundation for all other high-school level courses, not only in technology education, but all disciplines within the public school program.
Some of the transferable skills students in EXT 10 develop throughout the course are problem solving, critical and creative thinking, literacy (I.e. written reports), technological literacy, math literacy (creating spreadsheets, data bases, etc.), and communication.
Expectations: Self- Responsibility and Respect for others is essential. Students should be prepared to work with anyone and everyone in the class at any given time, developing peer learning skills. This includes class presentations of project work. We are all one team!
Students are expected to be resourceful, open-minded and highly co-operative. It is expected that every student use class time efficiently and move between tasks and roles as smoothly as possible.
Modules: Module 1: Introduction to Technology (mandatory)
Module 2: Green Technology Module 3: Media Technology Module 4: Control Technology Module 5: Engineering Technology Module 6: Exploring Trades and Technology
Assessment: Semester Mark Breakdown 80% Term work: most assessment is from projects completed for a portfolio. Each unit is worth 20% of the course
20% Final exam project: The final exam project will be a major Technology project which will incorporate the 4 modules covered throughout the course. The final project is completed during the final two weeks of class for the semester and presented on the date of the exam.