MobileMuster – Designing for Sustainability 2 – Years 7 & 8 – Design and Technologies
This lesson is one of 3 lessons for Years 7 & 8, designed to support you and your students to produce quality behaviour change artwork for the MobileMuster Schools Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. The 2023 MobileMuster Schools Competition is open, and the theme is ‘Inspiring Recycling Action’. For information about the Schools Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.
This is lesson 2 of the year 7 & 8 MobileMuster Schools Competition Unit.
- understand the barriers to mobile phone recycling
- understand the role that emotion plays in behaviour.
- apply Design Thinking processes.
- Global Citizenship
- Ethical Understanding
- Community Engagement
UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions – years 7 & 8 – Design and Technologies
analyse how people in design and technologies occupations consider ethical and sustainability factors to design and produce products, services and environments (AC9TDE8K01).
analyse the impact of innovation and the development of technologies on designed solutions for global preferred futures (AC9TDE8K02).
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding
Syllabus outcomes: DT4-3, DT4-5, DT4-6
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 achievement standards:
Students explain how people design, innovate and produce products, services and environments for preferred futures
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – guide students through design activities and monitor project progress.
- Assessment Matrix
- Barriers to Recycling Mobile Phones (optional)
- butcher’s paper and coloured markers
- device capable of presenting a video to the class
- sticky notes
- Storyboard Template (optional)
- student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Special thanks to:
This activity has been developed in partnership with MobileMuster. MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
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