Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 5 Design and Technology and Industrial Technology Syllabi. 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 using and teaching timber, metal and plastic materials in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW, as well as building upon workplace health and safety practices.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

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 Design/Industrial Technology Syllabi.

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

3. Demonstrate the use of timber/metal/plastic skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.

4. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when measuring, cutting to size and calculating quantities to manufacture timber/metal items.


This course introduces students to:Curriculum

  • Stage 5 Design and Technology Syllabus
  • Stage 5 Industrial Design Syllabus
  • Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Timber, Metal and Plastic
  • 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: Demonstration, Practical organisation, Engaging students in practical Activity, Group work, Cooperative Learning and Report Writing


  • Outcome based Assessment
  • Measuring the quality of Student Learning
  • Bloom"s/Krathwohl, SOLO Taxonomies
  • BOSTES website/ARC Resource Centre


  • Workplace Safety
  • Timber, Metal, Plastic
  • ICT-Web 2.0 Tools


To enrol in this course you must meet the teacher education admission milestone. This course replaces EDUC4067. If you have successfully completed EDUC4067 you cannot enrol in this course.

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 - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed knowledge

Students should have completed EDUC1101 and EDUC2145. It is expected that in EDUC1101 they would have enrolled in the Design and Technology tutorial.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Project: Projects

Contact hours



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorials may be conducted on a weekly basis, or grouped in multiple day-long or half-day intensives, possibly on a weekend.


Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Workshops may be conducted on a weekly basis, or grouped in multiple day-long or half-day intensives, possibly on a weekend.