Online Teach Meet - Teaching the Capabilities in Design & Technologies (PL2205)


DATTA Vic members - this free, online teach meet will support you to teach the Capabilities in Design & Technologies, which help build your students' capacity to solve problems, think critically and creatively and work collaboratively.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes four capabilities, which are a set of discrete knowledge and skills that can and should be taught explicitly through the learning areas.

They are:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Intercultural
  • Personal and Social

This session offers an overview of the Capabilities relevant to Design and Technologies with a focus on Materials and technologies specialisations and Engineering principles and systems contexts. VCAA Curriculum Managers Leanne Compton and Monica Bini will discuss assessment, teaching strategies and how to strengthen the implementation of design thinking in your school through building connections to the Capabilities.

Then International education consultants Meredith Harbord and Sara Riaz Khan will share the work that they have been doing in partnership with DATTA Vic – a series of resources on Teaching the Capabilities in Design & Technologies. These include Units of Work on designing for space and environment design, and a range of posters.


4pm - 5.30pm

Tuesday 22 March


Delivered via Webex - link provided on booking


Free for members. If you're not a member and want to attend, you can join DATTA Vic HERE.

Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic through the Strategic Partnership Programs Fund.

Disclaimer: This presentation involves practising teachers discussing their own approaches, who have shared in good faith and for general information only. It does not necessarily reflect the views of DATTA Vic, nor do DATTA Vic endorse the accuracy or suitability of the information for any particular purpose. Note that this material has not been verified by VCAA. Responsibility in response to the material must be accepted by users. For VCE, teachers must refer to the mandatory documents in relation to the VCE Product Design and Technology/Systems Engineering study designs from VCAA, which are available online and updated every year. For safety information, teachers must consult the relevant OHS Hazard Management section of the department's website.