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 Design and Technology and Industrial Technology Syllabi. 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 experience authentic opportunities to work with stage 6 students.



    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Design challenging, engaging, and supportive project-based learning units for teaching the Stage 6 Technology curriculum of their first and second teaching areas.

    2. Synthesise and generate appropriate pedagogies, resources, and assessment practices for teaching Stage 6 Technology.

    3. Interpret, analyse and discuss the assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate.

    4. Interpret, analyse and discuss issues involved in managing and supervising senior technology projects.


    This course introduces students to:


    • Stage 6 Design and Technology and Industrial Syllabus-
    • Authentic mentoring of stage 6 students
    • Planning Lessons, Programming/Unit of Work/Resources


    • Contemporary approaches to pedagogy (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework).
    • Academic culture, literacy, numeracy and technacy issues.
    • Problem Based Learning, Design, Communication, Research, Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Sustainability, Evaluation
    • Major Project and Folio Management
    • Professional Affiliates: TEA, IIATE, NSW Institute of Teachers, TEA. DECA, HEA, HHEA.
    • Teaching Strategies including: Autonomous Learning Model, Case Study, Industry Studies, Oral Presentations, Research, Discourse and Mentoring.


    • Scope and Sequence
    • Whole School Assessment
    • Using SMART Data
    • Using formative and summative data
    • Stage 6 Subject Assessment Requirements
    • HSC assessment and examination
    • Oral and Written reports


    • Graphics and Electronics/Robotics
    • ICT-Tools

    Assumed knowledge

    EDUC6245 and EDUC6345

    Assessment items

    Written Assignment: Written Task

    Presentation: Presentation

    Written Assignment: Assessment Task Design

    Contact hours



    Online 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term


    Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term


    Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    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.

    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.