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Unit description

Focuses on the development of knowledge, understanding and application of Technologies context content found across Technologies subjects of the Australian, or localised curriculum.  The intention of this unit is to develop to an introductory level and understanding of the four contexts of: • Food and Fibre • Digital Technologies; • Engineering Principles & Systems, and • Materials Technologies Whilst the structure and application of this content is to serve food and fibre solutions, to address both Food and Fibre specialisations for accreditation, the knowledge, skills and understanding of all four contexts are applied using a design framework to a foundational level.   To support the development of practical skills and safe product development, there is a compulsory intensive workshop requirement attached to this unit.  

Unit content

Module 1: The ecological role of fibre

Module 2:  Understanding, applying knowledge and designing with fibre

Module 3: Managing the design and production of fibre projects 

Module 4: The ecological role of food

Module 5: Understanding, applying knowledge and designing with food

Module 6: Food project management, realisation and testing in a secondary school context

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the structure of, management and teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and localised Technologies courses and how they relate to the work of designers, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions
2discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course and how they relate to the work of designers, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions
3demonstrate skills in literacy and numeracy, digital technologies, ICTs and other methods to design, produce graphic representations and use software applications appropriate to developing designed solutions
4explain WHS issues and demonstrate knowledge of and thinking skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to current and emerging digital technologies and design and technologies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the structure of, management and teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and localised Technologies courses and how they relate to the work of designers, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions
  2. discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course and how they relate to the work of designers, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions
  3. demonstrate skills in literacy and numeracy, digital technologies, ICTs and other methods to design, produce graphic representations and use software applications appropriate to developing designed solutions
  4. explain WHS issues and demonstrate knowledge of and thinking skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to current and emerging digital technologies and design and technologies

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Portfolio50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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