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Unit description

Assists students to program units of work and plan assessment strategies for Stage 6 Technology subjects. Students will review the the relevant State or Territory curriculum authority assessment requirements for the Year 12 completion cerificates and develop pedagogical approaches and strategies relevant to technology education. Assists students to manage the production of  Major Projects. Students are introduced to the principles and practice of writing student reports and evaluating their teaching practice.

Unit content

  1. Syllabus requirements for Stage 6 senior technology subjects and chosen majors. 
  2. Innovative pedagogical approaches and strategies, use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TAS including the integration of ICT. 
  3. Developing innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage technology subjects such as Design and Technology (NSW), Product Design and Technology (Vic), or Design (Qld)  and chosen majors. 
  4. Ways of differentiating Stage 6 curriculum to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. 
  5. Extension knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines and marking criteria, and the use of performance band descriptors and curriculum authority sample packages. 
  6. Curriculum authority assessment requirements for senior subjects such as Design, Design and Technology and other chosen majors 
  7. Designing assessment tasks with an emphasis on Stage 6 technology subjects. 
  8. Managing the production of senior school major projects and supporting documentation. 
  9. Supporting students in their preparation for their final ‘high stakes’ examinations. 
  10. Management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment. 
  11. Principles and practice of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and caregivers. 
  12. Evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1employ innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies including use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TASIntellectual rigourCreativityCultural competence
2develop innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage 6 TAS subjects including differentiation to meet the diverse needs and interests of studentsIntellectual rigourCreativityCultural competence
3demonstrate extensive knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines, marking criteria and the use of performance band descriptors for Stage 6 TAS coursesIntellectual rigour
4understand the principles and practice of managing the production of Stage 6 Major Projects and Supporting DocumentationIntellectual rigour
5critically analyse suitable management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment within a TAS departmentIntellectual rigour
6critically analyse the principles and practices of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and care giversIntellectual rigour
7plan for the evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.

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

  1. employ innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies including use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TAS
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage 6 TAS subjects including differentiation to meet the diverse needs and interests of students
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate extensive knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines, marking criteria and the use of performance band descriptors for Stage 6 TAS courses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. understand the principles and practice of managing the production of Stage 6 Major Projects and Supporting Documentation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. critically analyse suitable management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment within a TAS department
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. critically analyse the principles and practices of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and care givers
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  7. plan for the evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.
    • Not applicable

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Structured online learning 3 hrs (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online activity responses60%
Unit of work and assessment40%
Notice

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Fee information

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