Available in 2022
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, Industrial Technology, Information Software Technology (IST) & 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.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Design challenging, engaging, and supportive programs 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 in addition understand the use of digital folio.

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


By the end of this course students will have knowledge, understanding and skills about:

  • Curriculum
  • Stage 5 Elective Syllabus
  • Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Food and Textiles
  • Planning Lessons, Programming/Unit of Work/Resources
  • Contemporary approaches to Technology pedagogy¬†
  • Academic culture, literacy, numeracy and technology.
  • Design Process and Problem Based Learning
  • A variety of teaching¬†
  • Assessment for, as and of learning
  • Outcome based Assessment
  • Assessing practical work


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

Proposal / Plan: Development of an Assessment program 30%

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan 40%

Role Play: Teaching Demonstration (30%)

Contact hours



Online 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 24 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.