Introduction to Materials and Design in Technology

Course code EDUC4005Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

A practical workshop-oriented course. Students will be expected to develop skills associated with the manipulation of wood, metals and plastics through workshops and classroom based projects. The materials and projects explored will be appropriate for school-based learning. All students will be required to demonstrate workshop competencies in line with Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesStudents should have:
* Identified technology requirements that offer potential for resolution in wood, metals or plastics in a workshop environment for Technology.
* Demonstrated skills in material manipulation in the competency areas of wood, metals and plastics;
* Produced a series of practical resources appropriate to the teaching of technology;
* Explained how the Design philosophy can be integrated into the industrial workshop environment.
* Demonstrated a knowledge of and adherence to correct workshop safety procedures.
Content* Workshop training for wood, plastics and metals in forming skills and knowledge of material qualities;
* Understanding of the history of design products in relation to the technology syllabus;
* Production of practical projects;
* Acquisition of knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures in school contexts;
* Planning, managing and recording the design production process;
* Designing learning experiences.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCandidates must already have a degree or recognised equivalent qualification with content suitable for the mandatory requirements for a Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) teacher.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1 (40%): Knowledge and skills in production of wood and metal artifacts grounded in an understanding of curriculum design.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2 (40%): Knowledge, skills and understanding in curriculum design implementation for Technology in an industrial school environment and in the production of metal artifacts which demonstrate an understanding and analysis of Technology and Design syllabuses.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3 (20%): Knowledge and skills in Plastics Forming relevant to the 7-10 learning context for technology education.
Other: (please specify)Hurdle requirement: To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety in the school workshop identified at the start of the course and to be acheived during the course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term