Author: Fritz, Anne
Type of paper: Abstract refereed
The newly developed Design and Technology 7-10 course in New South Wales offers many opportunities for students to evaluate their own activities throughout the design process. With evaluation as the focus of the process based approach, students are encouraged to reflect upon their own learning. This paper deals with the value of such reflective learning, and considers practical ways in which it may be achieved. It shows some verbalising and non-threatening and non-judgemental evaluation techniques that have been developed in conjunction with this course, which assist students in putting their learnings in broader contexts, taking the learnings from the classroom to community and vocational situations.