Specialist Studies in Technology 1

Course code EDUC2145Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThrough undertaking this course students will demonstrate the capacity 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.
ContentThis 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
• BOSTES website/ARC Resource Centre

• Food, Textiles
• ICT-Web 2.0 Tools
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have completed EDUC2101 or EDUC1101. It is expected that they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents participate in an ethically approved research project across the semester, including participation in or observation of the development of a research proposal, ethical approval processes, data collection and analysis. 1000 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsPreparing a unit of work
2000 words
ProjectsCreate an exemplary digital design folio that can be used as a teaching resource exemplar of a high quality design folio
1000 words
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2145