Specialist Studies in Technology 1

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Elective Technology Syllabi including: Food, Textiles, Engineering and ICT. 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 in the Food and Textile contexts of the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design challenging, engaging, and supportive project-based learning activities and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Elective Technology Syllabi.
  2. Critically engage with various approaches to pedagogy / theories that capture the complexities of the curriculum.
  3. Demonstrate the use of food/textile skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.
  4. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when weighing, measuring and selecting temperatures to manufacture food/textiles items.

This course introduces students to:


  • Stage 5 Elective Syllabus
  • Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Food and Textiles
  • Planning Lessons, Programming/Unit of Work/Resources


  • 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: Problem Based Learning, Direct Instruction, Discussion, Problem Solving, Secondary and Primary Research, Case Studies, Group work


  • Assessment for and of Learning
  • Outcome based Assessment
  • Programming and Assessment (Informal Tasks)
  • Assessing Practical Work
  • Regulatory authority/ARC Resource Centre


  • Food, Textile
  • ICT-Web 2.0 Tools 
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies
  • Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan
  • Project: Exemplary digital design folio

Contact Hours



Online 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting week 1
Week 1 lecture will be a face to face delivery

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Online self directed learning


Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC62451
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