EDUC6345

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
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 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.
Content

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
Assumed Knowledge EDUC6445
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay
  • Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan
  • Project: Project

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks
Tutorials may be conducted on a weekly basis, or grouped in multiple day-long or half-day intensives, possibly on a weekend.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Workshops may be conducted on a weekly basis, or grouped in multiple day-long or half-day intensives, possibly on a weekend.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC63451
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