Sangari offers Mobile Technology kits for grades 4 to 12.
Sangari’s Mobile Technology CAPS aligned solutions for Grade 4 – 9 are designed to provide the links between knowledge, investigation and practice to help learners to design and craft a technology solution. The Sangari Mobile Design and Technology Grade 4 – 9 workbooks are developed with the three specific aims in mind:
- Develop and apply specific design skills to solve technological problems.
- Understand the concepts and knowledge used in Technology and uses them responsibly and purposefully.
- Appreciate the interaction between people’s values and attitudes, technology, society and environment.
The Technology Design Process – IDMES forms the backbone of CAPS technology projects:
- Communicate and/or Advertise
Teachers are guided by a detailed checklist to evaluate each practical activity within the design, building, evaluating and communicating stages. Our system helps the teacher facilitate the process of discussing the case study, brainstorming solutions to the problem, creative design work, building the product and evaluating and advertising.
Sangari Mobile Design and Technology Kits are developed for use in Intermediate Phase – Primary and Senior Phase – High schools. All kits contain combined mobile tool and stationary kit, consumables kit and learners’ workbook plus teachers’ workbook per grade.
The Grades 4 – 6 practical activities are based on the topics stipulated in the CAPS NS document. Our Grade 4 – 6 workbooks include 1 or 2 practical activities per term. One activity is prescribed by CAPS and other forms part of an extended enrichment opportunity for further stimulation. The CAPS Grade 4 – 6 Design and Technology document states that the teachers have the freedom to expand the concepts and designs and to organise learning experiences according to their own local circumstances.
Grade 7 – 9 practical activities are based on the clearly specified Mini-PAT topics stipulated in the CAPS Design and Technology document. A Mini-PAT is a short Practical Assessment Task which makes up the main formal assessment of the learner’s skills and knowledge application during each term: 70% Mini-PAT and 30% Content Test for 100% assessment for the term.
The tools, stationary and consumable inventory lists for each kit is developed along the suggestions provided in the CAPS documents. Sophisticated high-tech equipment is not required to achieve the aims of the Design and Technology subjects per grade, however, suggestions have been made in the CAPS documents of recommended tools to be acquire for a technology centre over time. Sangari South Africa have reviewed the list of materials and tools that are suggested, and we have consequently compiles a comprehensive inventory which we feel will allow for the completion of all the practical activities in the Grade 4 – 9 CAPS Design and Technology curriculum.
In summary, technology as a subject in school is essential to develop a range of practical processes, thinking skills and design skills that learners need to assimilate for use in everyday life, both in the community and in the workplace:
- Learners develop the ability to think objectively, use a variety of reasoning skills and solve problems in a creative way while working in collaboration with others
- Learners combine thinking and doing in a way that links abstract concepts to understanding
- Learners use and engage with knowledge in a purposeful way by evaluating existing products and processes and to evaluate their own products
- Learners gain skills to tap into an environment which encourages curiosity and creativity
- Learners use authentic contexts rooted in real situations outside the classroom
- Skills developed range from recalling information, observing, comparing, measuring, classifying, identifying problems and needs, questioning, predicting, designing, making, etc.
- Learners acquire positive attitudes and perceptions towards technology-based careers