Applications for 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) are rapidly expanding in a broad set of industries and the technology is being used as a complementary tool in many professions. As such the Australian education sector has seen accelerating uptake, with 3D printing being not only a field of learning itself but being used to enhance other fields of study by generating student engagement and drawing STEM concepts and digital literacy elements into the broader curriculum.
However, many teachers find themselves ill prepared for this transition and overwhelmed by the seeming complexity of introducing, maintaining and integrating this technology in the classroom.
This course will provide strategies, content, practice and tools specifically relevant to the delivery of NSW curriculum. Specifically the course supports objectives and outcomes across the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory curriculum including:
TE4-1DP Designs, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities
TE4-2DP Plans and manages the production of designed solutions
TE4-3DP Selects and safely applies a broad range of tools, materials and processes in the production of quality projects
TE4-9MA Investigates how the characteristics and properties of tools, materials and processes affect their use in designed solutions
TE4-10TS Explains how people in technology related professions contribute to society now and into the future