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Technological Design, Second Edition
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide



Technological Design, Second Edition
Table of Contents

Course Overview

Unit 1 Overview:
Introduction to Technological Design

Sample Lesson - Unit 1, Lesson 1
The Designed World: An Overview





Technological Design, Second Edition

Intended Audience
Grades 10-12 (Foundations of Technology highly recommended)

Course Overview
In Engineering Design, engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. This course is the capstone experience for students who are interested in technology, innovation, design and engineering.

Course Length
36 weeks

Technological Design contributes to the development of each high school student’s capacity to make responsible judgments about technology’s development, control, and use. Critiquing appropriate technology and sustainable development are important. The structure of the course brings discussions of technological values so that students can reflect and develop their own ethical standards. Students are actively involved in the organized and integrated application of technological resources, engineering concepts, and scientific procedures. Through high school technology education experiences, students address the complexities of technology and issues that stem from designing, developing, using, and assessing technological systems. In developing a functional understanding of technology, students comprehend how human conditions, current affairs, and personal preferences drive technological design and problem solving. Actively engaged in making and developing, using, and managing technological systems, students better understand the role of systems in meeting specific purposes. Students are able to analyze and understand the behavior and operation of basic technological systems in different contexts. Students are able to extend their knowledge of systems to new and emerging applications by the time they graduate from high school. Technological Design prepares students for the capstone Engineering Design course that is used as a bridge course for post-secondary study.

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