Teaching & Learning in Design & Technology 1

Course code EDUC2005Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will develop students? understanding of class behaviour, class management, and ways of maintaining a productive classroom environment at the secondary school level. Students will also be introduced to the D&T syllabuses, with a special focus on syllabuses for Stages 4 and 5. The sequence of syllabuses from primary school (Stages 1, 2, and 3) to junior secondary school (Stages 4 and 5) will be examined. Students will consider the rationale for the syllabus, develop lesson and unit plans suitable for a particular syllabus (using knowledge of classroom dynamics introduced in this course), and gather suitable resources. It is anticipated that during the course students will spend time in schools working with teachers in their specialist areas.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesTo develop in students an understanding of the rationale for secondary school D&T syllabuses, especially Stage 4 and 5, to develop techniques for getting school students productively engaged in their work, and to design suitable lesson and unit plans to implement these syllabuses.
ContentThe course will be undertaken by students preparing for teaching in all secondary specialisations offered by the School of Education. In weeks 1, 2 & 7 (group assessment), there will be a one hour mass lecture examining the environment of the
Secondary classroom. The focus will be on understanding the factors that produce orderly and productive classrooms and the factors that produce disorderly and non-productive classrooms. The lecture in the remaining weeks will be taken by a subject
Specialist, as will the two hour tutorial that runs for the whole semester.

In weeks 3, 4, 5 & 6, the lecture will focus on behavioural theories and a variety of management techniques suitable for the secondary classroom. For the remainder of the lectures and in the tutorial time, students will examine and work with Stage 4 and Stage 5 of the syllabus in their specialisation area.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC1003, EDUC1004, EDUC1005, EDUC1006
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will produce approximately 5000 words or their equivalence in assessment activities.

There will be tasks worth 80% that relate to teaching in the specialist classroom. The first task will be due within the first six weeks of the semester so that students can receive early feedback.

There will be a separate assessment of the content of the classroom management component of the course (worth 20%) in week 7.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term