Technology Teaching Studies 2

Course code EDUC2008Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of analysing a design brief and implementing and exploring design solutions within a secondary school context. Through a critical analysis of the 7-10 Design & Technology syllabus students will acquire understandings across the range of contexts areas nominated in the syllabus. Students will explore their own design and making skills, then apply these understandings to develop learning experiences appropriate for school contexts.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:
* Extend their understandings of the responsibilities and obligations of belonging to the profession of teaching;
*apply a range of design process strategies and solutions to the contexts areas nominated in the 7-10 Design & Technology syllabus;
* critically analyse the cognitive learning and skills acquisition required by students across a range of design tasks,technologies and materials;
* observe the implementaion of the Design & Technology syllabus in schools;
* explore the role of computer technology in the junior Design & Technology classroom.
* extend their understandings of the application of technology within the Design & Technology classroom.
* design practical learning environments that facilitate problem based learning and comply with OH&S requirements;
* plan practical design learning experiences
Content1. Analysis of the 7-10 Design & Technology syllabus.
2. Computers in the Design & Technology Classroom.
3. Design Process in the school context.
4. Applying design skills across a range of identified syllabus context areas.
5. Cognitive learning and skills acquisition required in design situations.
6. Implementation of Design and Technology in the secondary context.
7. Role of visual communication in documenting design process.
8. OH&S issues in the Design & technology classroom
Replacing Course(s)none
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ProjectsAssessment Item 1: Total 40% Design Project and Presentation: Knowledge and skills to apply the design process to a design brief through the production of a design task. Knowledge and skills to identify the cognitive demand of the design brief and locate the project within context of the syllabus outcome levels.
ProjectsAssessment Item 2: Total 40% Design Project and Presentation: Knowledge and skills to apply the design process to a design brief through the production of a design task. Knowledge and skills to identify the cognitive demand of the design brief and locate the project within context of the syllabus outcome levels. Must be in a different area of knowledge and skills to that addressed in Assignment 1.
ProjectsAssessment Item 3: 20% Designing a learning Environment Knowledge and skills to identify all related issues surrounding the design of a practical learning environment for a Design & technology Unit of work ( general or technology specific).
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term