Specialist Studies in Technology 2

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Design and Technology and Industrial Technology Syllabi. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses 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 timber, metal and plastic materials in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW as well as building upon workplace health and safety practices.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Learning Outcomes

Through undertaking this course students will demonstrate the capacity to:

  1. Design challenging, engaging, and supportive project-based learning activities and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Design/Industrial Technology Syllabi.
  2. Critically engage with various discourses / demands/ approaches to pedagogy / theories that capture the complexities of the curriculum.
  3. Demonstrate the use of timber/metal/plastic skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.
  4. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when measuring, cutting to size and calculating quantities to manufacture timber/metal items.

This course introduces students to:

Curriculum * Stage 5 Design and Technology Syllabus * Stage 5 Industrial Design Syllabus * Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Timber, Metal and Plastic * 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: Demonstration, Practical organisation, Engaging students in practical Activity, Group work, Cooperative Learning and Report Writing

Assessment * Outcome based Assessment * Measuring the quality of Student Learning * Bloom’s/Krathwohl, SOLO Taxonomies * BOSTES website/ARC Resource Centre

Skills * Workplace Safety * Timber, Metal, Plastic * ICT-Web 2.0 Tools

Replacing Course(s) EDUC2053
Transition Students who have completed both EDUC4067 prior to the end of 2009 will be deemed to have completed EDUC2245.
Assumed Knowledge Students should have completed EDUC1101 and EDUC2145. It is expected that in EDUC1101 they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Program/Unit of Work
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical analysis
  • Other: (please specify) - Product/Folio
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC2245
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