In design technology class this quarter I mainly focused on researching, discussing and connecting SPH’s values and virtues, non-fitted perspective/stereotypes, 4 learning areas and traditional toy into one product. The product I would be creating that possesses all these sub-topics is a Gasing, which could function to show the values (Discernment, Understanding, Insight), virtues (Wisdom), non-fitted perspective (the discrimination and inequality present in the caste system), 4 learning areas (kinesthetic) and traditional toy (Gasing).
The score I got shown in the picture is for my product analysis I did when comparing different designs/toys, and design specifications I created for my design. There were two criteria involved in both of these tasks, which is Criterion A and B and I got a perfect score (8/8) for both criteria, that’s why I chose the sample work.
This sample work and its criteria are very necessary as this work is an important step in creating the Gasing. Without the design specifications, I would not have an idea on how I would need to create my product and hence I could not create a successful product without it. I followed the criteria by creating accurate design specifications, which relates best and is necessary for my product.
I could still improve this work by creating more specifications so I can ensure the suitability and effectiveness of my final product. The teacher's comment I got for this sample work is Excellent, Prem. This indicates that I have performed and excellent and fantastic job on this criteria, and so I hope I can maintain this excellency and distinction throughout all criteria and assignments that will be given.
The concept of development relates to this subject since I observed the development from analyzing other toys, values, virtues, non-fitted perspective, etc. to planning to create my own toy, which has all these factors in it. Plus I developed in the key concept as I had developed ideas into designs and finally I will develop it into actual toys if approved. Also I increased my understanding on the key concept as I explored on the development of my project, starting from research and ending at the creation of designs.