Technology Education

Course code EDUC6127Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This subject provides an overview of technology education. It is designed to introduce students to the policy, practicalities and research which underpins technology education. The subject will also examine the ways in which technology education can be used to support and extend student learning. Attention is given to the integration of theory and practice, and in particular, the application of research findings to computer usage in art and design education.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo provide students with the opportunity to explore the research underpinning technology education and the arts and the ways in which technology is employed in educational settings. To extend their fundamental understandings of issues which relate to its use.
To provide students with the opportunity to explore the distinctions between the notions of ?educational technology?, ?design based education? and ?technology education?.
ContentThis subject will explore current issues in relation to technology, and relate this to wider educational research and practice.
Key content areas will include:
- Critical examination of issues related to technology education
- A consideration of the roles of policy in technology education
- Current issues in technology education
- Research underpinning technology education
- Depth study of a specific technology-computer technology in any given curriculum area.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAppropriate base degree
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents are required to demonstrate their understanding of the subject through: Essay: This essay will critically examine the major roles that technology plays ina niminated curriculum educational setting, and require students to discuss, with reference to relevant research materials, how the use of current technologies might change the educative experience of the students. 1,500- 2,000 words Weighting: 35% Due Date: Week 5

Essay: This essay will require students to examine the importance of technology education in modern educational settings. Students will be expected to make reference to relevant research literature and policy documents and critically examine the use of specific technologies to justify the inclusion of technology education within a given context. 1,500-2,000 words Weighting: 35% Due Date: Week 9

Depth Study Resource This item will assess student's ability to use a given technology-computer technology-as an example of the value of technology in communication. Students will prepare any curriculum resource material which relates to an agreed section of the learning program. Weighting: 30% Due Date: Week 14
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6127