Specialist Studies in Technology 2

Course code EDUC2245
Available in 2016
2015 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


This 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4067. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4067 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2245.


This course replaces EDUC4067. If you have successfully completed EDUC4067 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have completed EDUC1101 and EDUC2145. It is expected that in EDUC1101 they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Project: Projects

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 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.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks