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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


1.1The K–10 Curriculum

This syllabus has been developed within the parameters set by the Board of Studies NSW in its K–10 Curriculum Framework. This framework ensures that K–10 syllabuses and curriculum requirements are designed to provide educational opportunities that:

engage and challenge all students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities for lifelong learning

enable all students to develop positive self-concepts and their capacity to establish and maintain safe, healthy and rewarding lives

prepare all students for effective and responsible participation in their society, taking account of moral, ethical and spiritual considerations

encourage and enable all students to enjoy learning, and to be self-motivated, reflective, competent learners who will be able to take part in further study, work or training

promote a fair and just society that values diversity

promote continuity and coherence of learning, and facilitate the transition between primary and secondary schooling.

The framework also provides a set of broad learning outcomes that summarise the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes essential for all students to succeed in and beyond their schooling. These broad learning outcomes indicate that students will:

understand, develop and communicate ideas and information

access, analyse, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources

work collaboratively with others to achieve individual and collective goals

possess the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle

understand and appreciate the physical, biological and technological world and make responsible and informed decisions in relation to their world

understand and appreciate social, cultural, geographical and historical contexts, and participate as active and informed citizens

express themselves through creative activity and engage with the artistic, cultural and intellectual work of others

understand and apply a variety of analytical and creative techniques to solve problems

understand, interpret and apply concepts related to numerical and spatial patterns, structures and relationships

be productive, creative and confident in the use of technology and understand the impact of technology on society

understand the work environment and be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to evaluate potential career options and pathways

develop a system of personal values based on their understanding of moral, ethical and spiritual matters.

The ways in which learning in the Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus contributes to the curriculum and to the student’s achievement of the broad learning outcomes are outlined in the syllabus rationale.

In accordance with the K–10 Curriculum Framework, the Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus takes into account the diverse needs of all students. It identifies essential knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes. It enunciates clear standards of what students are expected to know and be able to do in Years 7–10. It provides structures and processes


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