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Enable your Year 9-10 students to collaborate on a design thinking project. The context: challenges and opportunities of emerging mobility technologies.

Lesson plans are mapped against Level 5 achievement objectives in:

  • Digital technologies
  • Social studies
  • English

The pace of change all around us is picking up, with new jobs, new technologies, new challenges and new opportunities for transport in New Zealand.

In this unit, students undertake design thinking and innovation practices in the context of transport and mobility experiences. The learning process includes problem definition, ideation and prototyping.

Suggested hardware and software lessons leverage existing technology and free platforms so students can build and code miniature self-driving cars.

The unit can be explored over two to three weeks or adjusted to be part of a wider inquiry. Students don’t need to complete every task.


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