Wood Technology & Construction Studies Subject Information

Wood Technology is a subject where students will explore the natural and made world through the medium of design, seeking out opportunities to creatively and innovatively apply the material/resource in making and shaping their environment. Technological advances have created significant opportunities to expand the use of wood as a resource for a broad range of applications.

However, the uniqueness of this material and craft is that many of the traditional applications and processes are still of value, transcending the test of time.

Learning in this subject will be active and student centred, with learners collaborating in the pursuit of knowledge and in the safe management of the technology classroom environment. Through the challenges posed by the design-based philosophy of the subject, students will develop the relevant knowledge, skills and values to bring ideas from conception to reality in a way that will allow them to be expressive, creative and innovative.

This programme provides a foundation for further study at senior cycle level in Construction Studies.