Specialist Studies in Technology 2

Course code EDUC2245Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

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 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.
ContentThis course introduces students to:

• 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

• 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

• Outcome based Assessment
• Measuring the quality of Student Learning
• Bloom’s/Krathwohl, SOLO Taxonomies
• BOSTES website/ARC Resource Centre

• Workplace Safety
• Timber, Metal, Plastic
• ICT-Web 2.0 Tools
Replacing Course(s)EDUC2053
TransitionStudents who have completed both EDUC4067 prior to the end of 2009 will be deemed to have completed EDUC2245.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have completed EDUC1101 and EDUC2145. It is expected that in EDUC1101 they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents choose, read and critically reflect on design and innovation, from a teacher perspective.
1000 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsProgram/Unit of Work
2000 words
ProjectsStudents present a theoretically consistent and ethically appropriate practice model to demonstrate their understanding of, and approach to, the associated technology.
2000 words
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2245