Focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the New South Wales Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course and the materials, tools and techniques related to a range of technologies included in the Technology (Mandatory) syllabus. There is also an emphasis on the development of skills in the selection of materials, safe use of tools and equipment and appropriate techniques that will be developed through practical application in a workshop environment. Related WH&S issues will be addressed.
The structure, teaching and management of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course.
Designers, the design industry, processes and considerations in realising appropriate, ethical and environmentally responsible design solutions.
Current, emerging technologies and WHS considerations of the following technology contexts:
- Mixed Materials
- Graphics and Multimedia
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the structure of, management and teaching of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate skills in using a variety of ICTs and other methods to design, produce graphic representations and use software applications appropriate to graphics and media technologies||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of and skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to current and emerging food, textile, timber, electronics, metal, polymers, graphics and media technologies||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||explain WHS issues related to the teaching of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||produce a collection of practical work samples and reflect on personal learning and ongoing goals in demonstrating knowledge and skills in six technologies applicable to the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|7||demonstrate knowledge of designers, the nature of their work, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Great book that will become an excellent future teaching resource: Chapman & Peace, 1992, GCSE Collins, Design and Realisation, Collins Educational, London. ISBN: 0-00-322-035-4.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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