MYP Design - Grade 6

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Grade 6 Design students will be challenged to apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems. Students will be introduced to the Design Cycle as methodology of how designers develop products. The process is divided into four stages: inquiring and analyzing; developing ideas; creating the solution; evaluating. This process leads to the creation of solutions that solves a problem. In grade 6 we will be exploring the key concept of COMMUNICATION with respect to digital communication, resistant materials and textiles technology.
 
Units and topics:
 
Unit 1 - Paper Project
  • Paper making technology
  • Basic Elements of Graphic Design 
  • Presentation Techniques
Unit 3 - Textile Project: Weaving
  • Textile Technology
  • Target market and advertisement
  • Online presentations
Unit 2 - Cyberbullying prevention
  • Digital citizenship 
  • Upstander/Bystander
  • Poster design principles
Unit 4 - Animal Keychain
  • Resistant Materials 
  • Technical Drawing 
  • Safe use of tools materials
Aims:  As stated in the MYP Design guide, the aims of the teaching and study of design are to empower and inspire students to:
 
  • enjoy the design process and develop an appreciation of its elegance and power
  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills from different disciplines to design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle
  • use and apply technology effectively as a means to access, process and communicate information, model and create solutions and to solve problems
  • develop an appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and environments
  • appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts
  • develop respect for others’ viewpoints and appreciate alternative solutions to problems
  • act with integrity and honesty, and take responsibility for their own actions developing effective working practices.
Assessment criteria:
Feedback on and final levels of achievement for assessments are based on four equally weighted assessment criteria
 
Assessment Criteria
At the end of year 1, studentsshould be able to:
A
Inquiringand analyzing
  • explain and justify the need for asolution to a problem
  • state and prioritize the mainpoints of research neededto develop a solution to the problem
  • describe the main features of oneexisting product that inspire asolution to the problem iv. presentthe main findings of relevantresearch.
B
Developing ideas
  • develop a list of success criteria forthe solution
  • present feasibledesign ideas,which can becorrectlyinterpreted byothers iii. presentthe chosen design
  • create a planningdrawing/diagram whichoutlines the main details formaking the chosen solution.
C
Creating thesolution
  • outline a plan, which considersthe use of resources and time,sufficient for peers to be able to
  • follow to create the solution
  • demonstrate excellent technicalskills when making the solution
  • follows the plan to create thesolution, which functions asintended solution
  • lists the changes made to thechosen design and plan whenmaking the solution
D
Evaluating
  • outline simple, relevant testingmethods, which generate data, tomeasure the success of the solution
  • outlines thesuccess ofthe solutionagainst thedesignspecification
  • outlines
  • how thesolutioncould beimproved
  • outlines theimpact ofthe solutionon theclient/targetaudience.
Requiredmaterials:
Please bring the following materials to every class:
  • Chargedlaptop
  • Pencilcase(pencil,pen)
  • Notebook
Students are encouraged to:
  • To embrace challenges
  • To accept mistakes and failure and learn from them
  • To be open to feedback and suggestions
  • To ask for help when needed
  • To put best effort and be persistent
  • To respect ourselves, respect others and take responsibility for our own actions
 

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