Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal

Study a teaching area in Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal for Secondary Education

Studying a teaching area in Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal will provide you with an understanding of contemporary issues relating to the structural, technical, environmental, sociological and safety aspects of timber and metal products and related industries.

With a particular focus on ‘real world’ application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills, you’ll study courses which will prepare you to teach junior and senior secondary school classes, and support, guide and enable the next generation with the foundation to pursue further study or training, and careers in this field.

Teachers of Industrial Technology Timber and Metal design lessons focusing on the elements and principles of design, management and manufacturing. Using effective pedagogy, you’ll engage your students with theoretical and practical learning, facilitating creative development, and develop analytical competency and critical thinking skills. Your training will involve the study of specialist courses in Industrial Technology Timber and Metal, as well as the secondary school curriculum.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal?

Become a highly sought after school teacher with secondary education accreditation in this specialised teaching area. You will be qualified to teach HSC and junior courses in secondary schools, such as Technology Mandatory (Stage 4), and Industrial Technology (Stage 5 and 6).

Undertaking Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal as a teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at the University of Newcastle develops your skills and knowledge within this evolving field. Additionally, studying technology opens many other career and study pathways across Australia and overseas, such as Industrial Design, Engineering, Building and Construction, and Metal Fabrication Industries.

The study area of Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal is a combination of three separate study areas in one which will allow successful graduates to be eligible to teach across the three teaching areas of:

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning more about the design, management and manufacturing of timber and metal products.
  • Goals to inspire young students with their passion for Industrial Technology (especially timber and metal).
  • A commitment to designing inclusive learning activities and plans, catering to young students at all competency levels in Industrial Technology (timber and metal). In addition to this an interest in learning more about setting up and managing a school workshop environment.

What do you learn in a Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal teaching area?

Study a teaching area in Industrial Technology Timber and Metal to learn how to teach junior and senior secondary school courses in this subject area. Throughout your program you will study courses in:

  • Design Contexts: In your core courses you will study the principles of design, relevant theories and practices. This will provide a foundation for your later studies in Timber and Metal.
  • Specialist Studies in Technology: Students will study the curriculum and assessment for high school design and technology courses. You will learn how to teach these classes in a secondary school, as well as further developing your practical skills in your specialty area
  • Specialist studies in Timber and Metal: We offer advanced courses in Timber and Metal to allow students to further specialise in these subject areas. Learn more about the industries, trends, regulatory practices and more to inform your teaching practice. These courses also develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of materials and processes specific to timber and metal. This is achieved through a specialised approach to the tools, materials, equipment and techniques employed in the planning, development, construction and evaluation of quality practical projects.
  • Professional Practice: These courses focus on developing and consolidating students' knowledge and skills in the areas of professional knowledge and professional practice as a schoolteacher, particularly in the areas of student learning and classroom management. In-school placements are associated with the three professional practice courses.
  • Education: A range of foundational courses in Education are undertaken to develop knowledge and competencies relating to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; educational psychology; multi-literacies; Aboriginal education; special and inclusive education;  learning and the learning environment; and ethical teaching.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study a teaching area in Design and Technology Industrial Technology Timber and Metal:

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