Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6345

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Callaghan


    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.


    Content

    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

    Pedagogy

    • 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

    Assessment

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

    Skills

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

    Assumed knowledge

    EDUC6445


    Assessment items

    Essay: Essay

    Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

    Project: Project


    Contact hours

    Callaghan

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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

    Workshop

    Face to Face On Campus 20 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.

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