Design and technologies / Year 7 and 8 / Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use project management processes when working individually and collaboratively to coordinate production of designed solutions (ACTDEP039)

Elaborations
  • explaining and interpreting drawings, planning and production steps needed to produce products, services or environments for specific purposes
  • organising time, evaluating decisions and managing resources to ensure successful project completion and protection of the work space and local environment
  • identifying risks and how to avoid them when planning production
  • investigating the time needed for each step of production
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Manufacturing processes,  Planning,  Operations management

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