August 1, 2010
“We want students to learn how to turn knowledge into solution” says Kevin McHale, Secondary Design and Technology Area Leader for Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai). This idea propels the Design and Technology program to educate students for a global world through creativity, teamwork, and precision.
Learning to put their ideas onto paper is one of the first lessons students learn in the Design and Technology program. The computer application SolidWorks allows students to create 3D models of their designs before they begin building. “The beauty of designing on the computer is that you can change it,” says McHale. “Students have a chance to figure out what works and what doesn’t before they build the actual product.”
This article was published in City Weekend: