Specialist Studies in Technology 3

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 6 Elective Technology Syllabi including Food/Textiles/Engineering/ICT. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses on current issues that inform teachers' knowledge and pedagogical practice as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy. Students will also develop practical skills using and teaching Graphics and or programming and or Electronics/Robotics materials in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012

Learning Outcomes

Through undertaking this course students will demonstrate the capacity to:

  1. Research and review stage 6 literature and resources.
  2. Create challenging, engaging and digitally interactive resources suitable for stage 6 syllabi.
  3. Demonstrate outcome based assessment practices when designing formal assessment tasks, rubrics and marking criteria.
  4. Demonstrate the use of graphic/electronic/robotic skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.
  5. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when weighing, measuring, timing and programming to manufacture graphic/electronic/robotic items.

This course introduces students to:

Curriculum * Stage 6 Elective Syllabus- Food/Textiles/Engineering/IPT/SDD, * Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Graphics and Electronics/Robotics, * Planning Lessons, Programming/Unit of Work/Resources.

Pedagogy * Contemporary approaches to pedagogy (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework), * Academic culture, literacy, numeracy and technacy, * Design Process and Problem Based Learning, * Teaching Strategies including: Student and Teacher Research, Case/Industry Studies, Primary Research, Using qualitative and quantitative data, Drawing valid conclusions.

Assessment * Principles/Types of Assessment, * Consistency, Validity, Reliability, * Whole School Assessment, * Formal Assessment Tasks, * Marking Criteria, * Reporting.

Skills * Graphics and Electronics/Robotics, * ICT-Tools.

Replacing Course(s) EDUC3031
Transition Students who have completed both EDUC3031 prior to the end of 2009 will be deemed to have completed EDUC3245.
Assumed Knowledge Students should have completed EDUC1101 or 2101, EDUC2145, and EDUC2245. It is expected that in EDUC2101 (or EDUC1101) they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Stage 6 Formal Assessment Task
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Stage 6 Annotated Bibliography/Interactive Digital Resource
  • Other: (please specify) - Stage 4 Product/Folio
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC3245
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