Capability Tasks require students to design and make products that work. These build on the learning experience of Resource Tasks. Capability Tasks meet the designing and making requirements of the Design & Technology National Curriculum. These are organized into lines of interest which limits the sorts of products that students in a class might design and make. This makes the teaching more manageable.
Chooser charts provide information to help students make design decisions within the focus area under consideration
Design Guides, one for each line of interest, deal with the issues that should be considered when designing and making within that line of interest. They set an ‘exploration’ agenda for the student rather than providing answers. They provide a straightforward way for students to become familiar with areas of the field of design & technology, and help them ensure that important ideas are not overlooked.
Design Strategies provide a set of reading linked to Resource Tasks for each of the following six broad areas of design activity: understanding the user, design briefs and specifications, generating design ideas, developing design ideas, communicating design ideas and evaluating
Resource Tasks are short practical activities to make students think and to help them learn the knowledge and skills they need to design and make really well.
- Capability Tasks
- Chooser Charts
- Design Guides
- Design Strategies
- Communicating Resource Tasks
- Designing Food Products Resource Tasks
- Food Chemistry Resource Tasks
- Food Production Resource Tasks
- Food Sales Resource Tasks
- Health & Safety Resource Task
- Nutrition Resource Tasks
- Products & Applications Resource Task
- Strategy Resource Tasks