Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Elective Technology Syllabi including: Food, Textiles, Engineering and ICT. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers' knowledge and pedagogical practice as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy. Students will also develop practical skills in the Food and Textile contexts of the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Design challenging, engaging, and supportive project-based learning activities and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Elective Technology Syllabi.

2. Critically engage with various approaches to pedagogy / theories that capture the complexities of the curriculum.

3. Demonstrate the use of food/textile skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.

4. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when weighing, measuring and selecting temperatures to manufacture food/textiles items.


This course introduces students to:Curriculum

  • Stage 5 Elective Syllabus
  • Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Food and Textiles
  • Planning Lessons, Programming/Unit of Work/Resources


  • Contemporary approaches to pedagogy (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework).
  • Academic culture, literacy, numeracy and technacy.
  • Design Process and Problem Based Learning
  • Teaching Strategies including: Problem Based Learning, Direct Instruction, Discussion, Problem Solving, Secondary and Primary Research, Case Studies, Group work


  • Assessment for and of Learning
  • Outcome based Assessment
  • Programming and Assessment (Informal Tasks)
  • Assessing Practical Work
  • Regulatory Authority website/ARC Resource Centre


  • Food, Textiles
  • ICT-Web 2.0 Tools


Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed knowledge

Students should have completed EDUC1101. It is expected that they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies - Development of a Research Proposal

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Project: Exemplary digital design folio

Contact hours



Online 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Week 1 lecture will be a face to face delivery


Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.