Wood Technology and Key Skills

In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. There are opportunities to support all key skills in this course, but some are particularly significant. The examples below identify some of the elements that are related to learning activities in Wood Technology. Teachers can also build many of the other elements of particular key skills into their classroom planning. The eight key skills are set out in detail in Key Skills of Junior Cycle.

 

Key skill Key skill element Examples of student learning activities
Being creative Exploring options and alternatives Students will research design solutions to a given design brief.
Being literate Expressing ideas
clearly and accurately
Students will select the most appropriate media
to communicate their ideas/solutions.
Being numerate Expressing ideas
mathematically
Students will use correct scientific and
mathematical notation when calculating
moisture content.
Communicating Using language Students will demonstrate correct technical
language when explaining a process.
Managing information
and thinking
Thinking creatively
and critically
Students will engage in innovative thinking
to create a solution and critique their solution
based on the needs of the problem.
Managing myself Setting and achieving
personal goals
Students will establish a plan of work and apply
it to the creation of an artefact.
Staying well Being responsible, safe
and ethical in using
digital technology
Students will work ethically and safely online
and when using the internet as a learning
resource.
Working with others Co-operating Students will collaborate to research and
develop solutions to a given problem.