The broad range of activities contained in this section outline some possible learner experiences which may be suitable to activate key learning across the strands and elements of the Wood Technology specification for students.
These strategies may be used with students to support the development of their design thinking skills. The activities encourage students to generate and evolve multiple design ideas to support an iterative design process.
This resource may be explored by teachers and students of Junior Cycle Technologies subjects. The resource was developed to support teachers as they explore pedagogical approaches to teaching sketching in the Wood Technology classroom.
This resource has been developed as an example of one approach that could be used by students to capture reflections on the progress of their skills in Wood Technology. The resource encourages students to reflect on their skills on an ongoing basis throughout first and second year. Note: This resource is just one example and other approaches for capturing student reflections were considered and discussed by teachers.
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The focus of this design thinking activity is for students to experience a design problem, follow a design process and arrive at a design solution.
The resources found in this section outline possible digital learning strategies and digital resources that could be utilised in the Wood Technology classroom.
The #JCt4Tuesday digital resource cards, found below, are a range of resources which were generated by the JCt4 Team. The digital resource cards below aim to promote a blended approach to teaching and learning in the Wood Technology classroom. These cards incorporate possible digital technologies which may be appropriate to key learning for students in the Junior Cycle Wood Technology classroom.
The JCt4 team in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie have developed a Podcast playlist titled ‘Hands On’ which aired on September 22nd on the JCT Podcast channel, Junior Cycle Talks. The first of the #JCt4 podcasts found opposite, features Master Woodturner Willie Creighton who talks about his life and times, his passion for his craft and where he finds his inspiration.
The JCt4 team in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie have developed a Podcast playlist titled ‘Hands On’ which aired on September 22nd on the JCT Podcast channel, Junior Cycle Talks. The second of the #JCt4 podcasts found opposite, features designer Aoife O'Dwyer who talks about her journey into the design industry, her process in solving problems, prototyping and relating these skills to Junior Cycle.
In this episode we talk to Silversmith Dominic Dolan who tells us about the creativity of his work and his ability to bring design ideas to realisation.
In this episode we talk to UI Designer Jonathan Lynch. He speaks about his journey in the games industry, his process in developing and designing MMO games and some interesting insights into the creative process when developing digital experiences.
In this episode, owner of Glengowla mine in Connemara, Keith Geoghan, talks about mining technology, principles and the applications of the minerals mined in Glengowla. Keith also talks about the life of the miners and engineers who worked in the 19th century mine.
In this episode, Daniel speaks about his influences and how he incorporates them into his contemporary designs. He also speaks about his passion for his craft and his creative process from selection of materials through to the completion of a piece of furniture.
In part one of this recording, Head of Department at GMIT Letterfrack, Paul Leamy talks about the joy of designing and making with wood and the importance of developing the key principles of hand skills at GMIT Letterfrack, the National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology.
In this episode, Head of Department at GMIT Letterfrack, Paul Leamy talks to us about the need for responsible use of wood, developing transferable skills with students and how GMIT Letterfrack has developed its facilities to include converting and seasoning of their own timber for use in student projects
In our conversation, Nicola and Gráinne tell us about how they needed to develop strong business skills when setting up their own practice. They also share their insights into the importance of drawing and sketching in the design process and why the more constraints and challenges you have in architecture, the more creative you can be.