Design & Technology
Students to cultivate creative, critical and reflective thinking and develop design related dispositions and skills.
Aims of D&T
The D&T curriculum aims to enable students to:
- develop confidence, pride and tenacity through exploring real world design opportunities for which ideas are developed
- develop the quality of mindfulness, empathy and sensitivity through improving aspects of their environment in everyday life
- embrace complexities, uncertainties and the inherent social dimension of the design process when exploring design opportunity vis-à-vis design ideas.
- cultivate thinking through doodling and sketching/ drawing.
- experiment and Prototype Ideas using appropriate materials and tools.
- build on their innate curiosity and ability to create.
- exercise judgements and make evidence-based decisions of technological, aesthetic and economic nature.
The contents are organised in two sections; namely (i) Design and (ii) Technology. They define the foundational knowledge and skills for students to work on Design-and-Make projects. Learning of the contents is integrative in nature via the design process.
Broad attainment levels for lower and upper secondary levels in D&T
|Lower Secondary Level||Upper Secondary Level|
Our D&T curriculum includes a variety of learner-centred activities for our students to better understand concepts.
For our lower secondary curriculum, students will get to learn the skills required through specially crafted “Design-and-Make” projects. These projects are guided by the design process which entails identifying design needs from real-world experiences. We also focus on the development of students’ freehand sketching skills and students are also taught the techniques to generate ideas.
Students will acquire related knowledge and develop skills to turn ideas into reality which makes their learning meaningful. Projects from the lower secondary levels, will also help to contribute to school initiatives.
For the Secondary 3 level, the students will embark on project task which is pupil-driven open-ended project. Through this project, they will go through one trial run of the coursework requirements from journal to making of the mock-ups. During the process, they are required to conduct their own research and consolidate findings to solve real-world ill-defined problems.
Currently, we are offering “O”-level D&T to our Sec. 3 Normal (Academic) students.
Bridge-Building Competition (Sec. 3s)
Hands-on Learning Activities:
A lower secondary student working on his Design-and-Make project.
|2019||Building Design Skills Workshop for D&T Students||Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Design||Finalist
Students’ work was being showcased at the MOE Fraternity Meet for D&T Teachers on 29 Oct 2019.
|2019||D&T Awards 2019||NIE, MOE CPDD and DTES||2 entries got shortlisted.
Student Danish Qayyum Putra Shahrin A’s project (Boots Cleaning Kit) received “Adaption” Award.
|2018||9th National Earthquake Competition||Singapore Polytechnic, School of Architecture and the Built Environment||Merit Award|
|2018||Future Transportation Challenge||Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical and Electronic Enginering, in collaboration with STEM Inc., Science Centre Singapore||Champion – “Fastest Car” Category|
|2017||D&T Awards 2017||NIE, MOE CPDD and DTES||2 entries got shortlisted.
Student Ong Song Ze’s project – Hippo Express received “Creative Aesthetic” Award.
Our D&T student, Umairah got interviewed by Channel NewsAsia to share her views on the subject.
Building Design Skills Workshop for D&T Students
|Pitching Session for D&T Award 2019||D&T Award Exhibition|
9th National Earthquake Competition
Future Transportation Challenge
D&T Awards 2017
|Mr Anwar Bin Omar||HOD Aesthetics|
|Mrs Wendy Koh-Lee Y-Lyn||SH Design and Technology|
|Mr Chris Poh Wei Khim||Teacher|
|Miss Phang Yan See||Teacher|
|Mr Francis Goh Young Koon||Teacher|
|Mr Zaid Rudy Mohamad Taib||Teacher|
|Mr Ramli Mohd Tahar||Adjunct Teacher|
|Mr Abdul Jalil Bin Kasman||Technical Support Officer|
|Mr Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Rahim||Technical Support Officer|
|Mr Nordin Bin Sanip||Technical Support Officer|