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Unit description

Develops understanding of the role and value of the technology studies education curriculum and the rationale and content of the technology whether it be Design and Technology (D&T) or Digital Technologies (DT) in the Australian Curriculum, or the relevant State and Territory derivatives for the Years of 7 -10. For the purposes of developing skills and knowledge of interpreting curriculum, and designing engaging learning experiences, emphasis is placed on programming project-based units of work which encourage creativity and innovation and designing fair, reliable and valid assessment tasks. Strategies for the management of facilities, resources, equipment and WH&S issues are developed. Strategies for access and equity in the technologies classroom and reflective practice are also developed.

Unit content

Module 1: The Technologies Curriculum and teaching Technology

Module 2: AC and State Technology Curriculum Years 7-10

Module 3: Pedagogy for quality teaching and learning

Module 4: Management of students, access, inclusivity and differentiation and catering for all students

Module 5: Developing innovative project-based learning programs and units of work for 7-10

Module 6: Designing assessment for 7-10 Technology courses

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:
1demonstrate a sound understanding of the role, rationale and content of the Technologies curriculum including opportunities to support literacy and numeracy
2critically discuss pedagogical approaches to teaching 7-10 Technologies subjects including the management and use of appropriate resources and WH&S relevant to Technologies (including those to support literacy and numeracy) and the integration of ICT
3develop teaching strategies for access and inclusivity in the classroom including those required to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, NESB students, students with special needs and the literacy and numeracy needs of students
4develop project-based programs, units of work and lesson plans for sequential learning that encourage creativity and innovation and include literacy and numeracy learning combined with design fair, reliable and valid assessment tasks both for learning and of learning

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

  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of the role, rationale and content of the Technologies curriculum including opportunities to support literacy and numeracy
  2. critically discuss pedagogical approaches to teaching 7-10 Technologies subjects including the management and use of appropriate resources and WH&S relevant to Technologies (including those to support literacy and numeracy) and the integration of ICT
  3. develop teaching strategies for access and inclusivity in the classroom including those required to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, NESB students, students with special needs and the literacy and numeracy needs of students
  4. develop project-based programs, units of work and lesson plans for sequential learning that encourage creativity and innovation and include literacy and numeracy learning combined with design fair, reliable and valid assessment tasks both for learning and of learning

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Reflection40%
Design a Unit of work and Assessment Task60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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