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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Critical and Creative Thinking

Critical and creative thinking

In this subject students extend and apply their critical and creative thinking capability by, for example:

  • analysing existing product or system characteristics and features to inform the design and realisation process
  • visualising possibilities and scoping solutions
  • adapting the design development in response to results of testing and research
  • identifying and deconstructing problems
  • using initiative in designing products or concept solutions
  • evaluating existing and proposed designs of products or systems
  • designing innovative, creative, and appropriate solutions using available materials
  • critically evaluating potential entrepreneurial opportunities (e.g. patents, marketing and distribution, mass production, online publishing, crowd-sourcing).