Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking. It describes a set of agriculture and social design principles that aim to create a more sustainable society. Permaculture looks at systems that occur naturally in the environment and uses these as a starting point for creating new, designed solutions in agriculture and comm... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Creative Sustainability – Introducing Permaculture – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Introducing Permaculture – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Creative Sustainability – Permaculture Case Study – Design & Technology –  Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Permaculture Case Study – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
  2. Creative Sustainability – Identifying Community Needs – Design & Technology –  Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Identifying Community Needs – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
  3. Creative Sustainability – Developing Solutions Using Permaculture – Design & Technology –  Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Developing Solutions Using Permaculture – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
  4. Creative Sustainability – Permaculture Design Brief – Design & Technology –  Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Permaculture Design Brief – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
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  9. Creative Sustainability – Sharing A Permaculture Design – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10
    Creative Sustainability – Sharing A Permaculture Design – Design & Technology – Years 7 to 10