As engineers, children use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, including considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Our engineers draw upon knowledge and skills from other states of being, such as being a scientist or a mathematician. Our engineers learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Being an engineer also enables our children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Our engineers explore the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, our engineers are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Through being engineers, children become digitally literate and are able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.