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The study of Applied Technology at junior cycle aims to:

  • enable students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems
  • promote the enjoyment of the study of the subject while developing a curiosity about the technological world
  • develop the ability of students to generate and evolve their ideas through an iterative process and communicate through appropriate media
  • develop students’ resilience through constructive critique and support their learning in a ‘safe failure’ environment
  • encourage a disposition of enquiry, innovation, creativity, and self-efficacy