Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This subject provides an overview of technology education and STEM. 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 STEM education.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Research issues underpinning technology education and the arts

2. Demonstrate ways in which technology is employed in educational settings

3. Extend their fundamental understandings of issues which relate to its use

4. Make distinctions between the notions of "educational technology", "design based education" and "technology education"


This 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
  • Research underpinning technology education
  • Depth study of a specific technology-computer technology in any given curriculum area.
  • STEM education-Design, Implement, Assess and Evaluate.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay: Technology Enhancing Educational Experiences

Essay: Essay: Technology in Educational settings

Online Learning Activity: Depth Study Resource

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

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