Design and Technology Studies 4

Course code EDUC4039Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Investigates, through practical involvement, how design, manufacture and marketing can be used in a Technology Education setting, to achieve innovative solutions to practical problems.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesIt will provide opportunities for students to:

1. Create awareness of the complex influences on and effects of technology;
2. Develop attitudes and values towards the way technology is used by man;
3. Understand the influence on past, present and future technologies of social, environmental, political and economic systems, locally, nationally and globally;
4. Consider how ethical, cultural, economic and environmental factors influence the design of products, systems and environments;
5. Evaluate the roles individuals, communities and interest groups play in bringing about technological change and how these can be used in the school environment;
6. Develop problem solving and decision making skills within social and environmental issues and how these can be used in the school setting;
7. Become aware of the individual and commercial process that affect people's lives;
8. Be involved in the solving of supportable social problem which relates to their own or the cultures of others and how to use this process in the school curriculum;
9. Apply comprehensive and independent management of a design project commensurate with all influences and constraints;
10. Apply and develop knowledge, skills and experience that represent the students' understanding of sophisticated design and technology capability.
Content1. Trends in science and technology and their social and environmental context, e.g. the changing environment, the media and its influences, the built environment, pollution, the industrial and commercial environment;
2. Inter-relationships between technological, natural and social systems;
3. Social, economic and political interests that inhibit and accelerate technological development.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Seminar Presentation on a Technological issue, (30%) An analysis of project management in a workplace setting contributing (30%). A design project which reflects the inter-relation between natural, social and technological systems; contributing (40%).
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks