This is a suggested Scheme of Work that has been written with the scope to deliver it over a six to eight week period. Teachers are encouraged to deliver the course how best suits their curriculum.
Aims:This project is primarily print focused, however information about paper can also be included where appropriate. The aims are to:
- Make young people aware of the impact of print and paper in our everyday lives.
- Inform students about career opportunities in the printing and paper industries.
- Give students the opportunity to develop a print focussed campaign for the Fairtrade Foundation.
- Raise awareness of industrial printing methods.
- Raise awareness of the paper making process and its sustainability.
- Raise awareness of the technological advances in print.
- Raise awareness of materials used in industry.
- Raise awareness of the role of print as part of the global communications industry.
- Raise awareness of the relationship between the designer and the client.
- Give students the opportunity to take part in a ‘live’ project and competition that is relevant to their GCSE and A level Graphic Products, Product Design or Media Studies course.
Objectives:By the end of this project all students will have:
- Worked independently or as part of a small group to develop designs for a promotional product for use in a supermarket.
- Considered the information to be communicated on behalf of Fairtrade.
- Designed a print-related item to support Fairtrade products on sale in the supermarket.
- Investigated and suggest the best use of industrial printing methods for the production of their design proposals.
- Investigated and suggested the best use of materials for producing the items designed
- An awareness of sustainable design, environmental impact of product design and the responsibilities of designers with regards to the environment.
- Undertaken an investigation of Fairtrade and presented this information using a presentation method of their choice.
- Become more aware of the career opportunities in the printing and paper industry.
- Analyse what is required of the situation, design brief and users.
- Generate design ideas for a promotional printed product for Fairtrade products on sale in a supermarket.
- Present the chosen design solution for each item.
- Investigate and state the best production methods for the items that have been designed.
- State the material specifications for the item.
PrintIT! Scheme of Work
This project can be spread over 6-8 weeks of lessons. Students are encouraged to use separate sheets where more writing space is required and include as much detail as possible on the various aspects of this project. Students must make sure that additional sheets are stapled securely into their work book.