Materials & Design in Technology

Course code EDUC4066Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

A practical learning context, oriented towards stages 4 & 5, developing competence in design, workplace communication, and teaching practices. Students will be expected to develop skills associated with the manipulation of materials such as timber, metals and polymers through workshop demonstrations and classroom based projects. The projects will be appropriate for school-based learning, and the development of knowledge related to materials, tools and techniques, management, design, industry workplace communication, societal and environment impact, and occupational health and safety.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to have:

1)Identified Technology (Mandatory) syllabus and Industrial Technology syllabus requirements that offer potential for the design of learning experiences across a range of focus areas and modules.
2) Developed skills in teh areas of industrial design, metals, timber and polymers and their related tools and machinery.
3) Developed graphical communication skills.
4) Demonstrated skill in the design, production and evaluation of projects.
5) Select and structure appropriate learning experiences for Stage 4 and 5.
6) Understand the role of design and craft practices throughout history.
7) Produce a series of practical resources appropriate to the teaching of 7-10 Industrial Technology using ICT where appropriate for documentation and communication.
8) demonstrated a knowledge of and adherence to correct workshop safety procedures and related management strategies in an industrial technology workshop context.
Content* Workshop experiences with timber, plastics and metals informing skills and knowledge of material qualities, tools and processes;
* Introduction to the Industrial Technology and Technology (Mandatory) curriculum and related focus area content in the syllabus;
* Research design and craft practices for a focus product or item;
* The production of practical projects in a range of materials;
* Graphics technologies and communication in technology learning and teaching;
* Planning, exploring, managing and recording the design production process;
* Designing learning experiences for the 7-10 classroom;
* Management practices for technology teachers including risk management, budgeting, selecting, storing, and maintaining and replacing materials, equipment and other resources.
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 MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1 (45%): a. Knowledge and skills in production of a wood artifact utilising wood turning skills; b. Knowledge, skills and understanding in Technology curriculum design.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2 (45%): a. Knowledge and skills in the production of wood artifacts relevant to Secondary school teaching learning context; b. Knowledge, skills and understanding in Technology curriculum design.
Other: (please specify)AAssignment Item 3 (10%): Knowledge and skills in plastics forming relevant to the 7-10 learning context for technology education and industrial technology.
Other: (please specify)To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all aspects of OH&S in the school workshop, These will be identified at the start of the course and acheived during the course. Plus: Students from non-metal background must complete the TAFE Metal Modules Unit. Students must attend and demonstrate TAFE identified metals trade competencies.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term