Focuses on the key issues associated with being a professional in technology education. Emphasis is placed on understanding the place of the TAS key learning area in the K-12 curriculum, the essential components of the Technology (Mandatory) syllabus and its implementation in schools, the concepts of authentic and problem based learning and the role and responsibilities of a technology teacher in a secondary school setting and the broader professional community. Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for teaching and caring for adolescents and skills in reflective practice are incorporated to enable students to monitor their development as educators and to critically reflect on their career choice.
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||identify and reflect on what it means to be a professional in a secondary school context including the essential role of student-focused, reflective practice||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||discuss the development of technology education, its place in the K-12 learning curriculum and the various components which make up the current TAS curriculum||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the role of a technology teacher within a TAS faculty, the secondary school and the wider community||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of 'pedagogy' and 'curriculum' in the TAS key learning area||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||outline the essential components of the Technology (mandatory) syllabus and its implementation in schools including the importance of numeracy, literacy and ICT||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||explain the concepts of authentic, problem-based and project-based learning||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||reflect on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary when teaching and caring for adolescents including literacy, numeracy and ICT competencies they need to achieve and to succeed in their studies and career as a professional technology educator.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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