EDUC6445

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
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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.
Content

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
Assessment Items
  • Proposal / Plan: Digital Teaching Resources
  • Essay: Assessment design task
  • Project: Project

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks
Lectures, tutorials and workshops 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 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC64451
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