Specialist Studies in Technology 3

Course code EDUC3245Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores planning, programming, assessment and pedagogical strategies for teaching the Built Environment Design strand of the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW. This course will also focus on skill development within the area of Built Environments Design, appropriate for the teaching of Graphics, Robotics, and Model-making technologies. It also aims to engage students in research into current issues impacting upon technology education.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will have the capacity to:

1) Design challenging, engaging, and supportive project-based learning units for teaching the Built Environments Design components of the Years 7-8 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

2) Utilise appropriate pedagogies and assessment practices for teaching Built Environments Design.

3) Discuss current issues impacting upon technology education.

4) Demonstrate competent use of Graphics, Robotics, and Model-making Technologies.
ContentThis course will cover:

* Graphics, Robotics, and Model-making Technologies.
* The Built Environments area of study of the 7-8 Technology Mandatory Syllabus.
* Lesson and unit planning for Built Environments Design.
* Pedagogical strategies and assessment practices for teaching Built Environments Design.
* Current issues impacting upon technology education.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC3031
TransitionStudents who have completed both EDUC3031 prior to the end of 2009 will be deemed to have completed EDUC3245.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have completed EDUC2101, EDUC2145, and EDUC2245. It is expected that in EDUC2101 they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssignment 1 - 40%

Development of design briefs, lesson plans, and resources related to the teaching of Graphics, Robotics or Model-making Design.
ProjectsAssignment 2 - 20%

Presentation on a current issue impacting upon technology education.
ProjectsAssignment 3 - 40%

Completion of a major design project and folio using graphics and model-making or robotics and control skills in the solution.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3245