|Inquiry programs are designed with young people to engage in different concepts or challenges facing our local & global communities. Typically this inquiry focus will evolve every 6 months.||Design challenges provide young people with the opportunity to work through the design process to create novel or improved designs for existing products.|
War on waste
In this inquiry we tackle the large & complex global issue of waste. With automation & modern farming there is a greater variety & abundance of food available to the consumer. However our throwaway culture has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. In this inquiry, we will observe & interact with a range of people in order to understand diverse experiences & motivations to gain a deeper personal understanding of the issues, needs & challenges involved in food & food packaging waste. Through their insights participants will develop a real world solution to take action on this issue.
Duration: 3 days (consecutive)
Lamp design challenge
Brief: to help children aged 4-11 discover the love of reading by designing & creating a unique bedside lamp.
Duration: 2 days (consecutive)
|Event-based learning is a part of our ongoing experience at the Tech School. It provides a sustained context through which young people can connect to knowledge in practice & demonstrate their skills.||Supporting the next generation of inventors & entrepreneurs to realise their potential.|
Tech Schools Maker Faire
A fantastic opportunity for our young people to showcase their creations & skills with local primary school students & the community.
Duration: 1 day
Designed by students for students, the Tech Schools Maker Faire is all about getting involved, learning new skills & becoming inspired. It provides an opportunity for our young people to demonstrate the skills that they have & share those skills with younger students from local primary schools.
Partner Secondary Schools are invited to register activities to be run by students from their school.
2019 Student Start-Up
Young people will be supported through the program with the Melbourne Innovation Centre & the Tech School.
Duration: 5 day program over 5 consecutive weeks