Wood Technology and Key Skills
In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. There are opportunities to support all key skills in this course, but some are particularly significant. The examples below identify some of the elements that are related to learning activities in Wood Technology. Teachers can also build many of the other elements of particular key skills into their classroom planning. The eight key skills are set out in detail in Key Skills of Junior Cycle.
||Key skill element
||Examples of student learning activities
||Exploring options and alternatives
||Students will research design solutions to a given design brief.
clearly and accurately
|Students will select the most appropriate media
to communicate their ideas/solutions.
|Students will use correct scientific and
mathematical notation when calculating
||Students will demonstrate correct technical
language when explaining a process.
|Students will engage in innovative thinking
to create a solution and critique their solution
based on the needs of the problem.
||Setting and achieving
|Students will establish a plan of work and apply
it to the creation of an artefact.
||Being responsible, safe
and ethical in using
|Students will work ethically and safely online
and when using the internet as a learning
|Working with others
||Students will collaborate to research and
develop solutions to a given problem.