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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – CERAMICS

Ceramics – Specialised Module 3

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

project sequencing and time management

research techniques

apply principles of design in the modification and design of ceramics projects

identify and apply the factors influencing good design to the design and/or modification of projects

account for design limitations in the development of projects

follow a planned sequence of operations

use internet facilities to research practical projects

read, interpret and evaluate reference material

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

freehand drawing and sketching

signage

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

read, interpret and produce drawings to assist in the production of projects

recall specialist terms and use them in context when reporting on the development and production of projects

prepare and present reports to document the development of projects, identifying the materials, processes and equipment used

prepare reports using a range of software and hardware displaying skills in more than one application

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the effects of the ceramics industries on society and the environment

analyse the recent trends away from mass production of domestic ware back to hand-produced wares and the associated impact on society

analyse the use of new renewable materials (such as paper clays) on the environment

Additional Content

ceramic forming methods including:

slip casting

extrusion

press moulding

identify and investigate ceramic forming processes for specific purposes

nature and structure of composite ceramic materials

explain the advantages, disadvantages and applications of ceramic composites

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