- Become independent thinkers and innovative problem-solvers.
- Develop practical skills and knowledge in technology and design.
- Identify needs, wants and opportunities for improving the quality of living, and develop design and technological responses as well as entrepreneurship, accordingly.
- Become discriminating, informed and responsible users of products, and develop their awareness of the interplay between technology and aesthetic, enterprise, social, cultural and ethical issues.
In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of our life. Citizens of today require much more than a basic ability to read, write, and do simple mathematics. To live in the modern world, we must understand how technology affects us. In this regard, we must be equipped to use technology effectively and flexibly to solve daily problems with positive attitude at home, in the community, and around the world; and to create new solutions, products, and services for the well-being of humankind.
In Design and Technology, students learn to suggest alternatives, tackle unexpected results and manage failures. During the learning process, students are expected to reflect on their learning, solicit feedback from their teachers and peers, illustrate and present their learning outcomes, and document the learning process. This learning in DAT will enable students to develop positive values and attitudes such as perseverance, resilience and risk-taking.