Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the Stage 6 Elective Technology Syllabi including Food/Textiles/Engineering/ICT. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses on current issues 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 Graphics and or programming and or Electronics/Robotics materials in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus in NSW.



    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Research and review stage 6 literature and resources.

    2. Create challenging, engaging and digitally interactive resources suitable for stage 6 syllabi.

    3. Demonstrate outcome based assessment practices when designing formal assessment tasks, rubrics and marking criteria.

    4. Demonstrate the use of graphic/electronic/robotic skills in creating a product/system/environment and digital folio.

    5. Demonstrate the teaching of numeracy skills when weighing, measuring, timing and programming to manufacture graphic/electronic/robotic items.


    This course introduces students to:


    •     Stage 6 Elective Syllabus- Food/Textiles/Engineering/IPT/SDD
    •     Stage 4 Mandatory Technology skills in Graphics and Electronics/Robotics
    •     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: Student and Teacher Research, Case/Industry Studies, Primary Research, Using qualitative and quantitative data, Drawing valid conclusions


    •     Principles/Types of Assessment
    •     Consistency, Validity, Reliability
    •     Whole School Assessment
    •     Formal Assessment Tasks
    •     Marking Criteria
    •     Reporting


    •     Graphics and Electronics/Robotics
    •     ICT-Tools

    Assessment items

    Proposal / Plan: Digital Teaching Resources

    Essay: Assessment design task

    Project: Project

    Contact hours



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


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

    Lectures, tutorials and workshops 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 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

    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.