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EDS4412 Secondary Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Rob Cantle

Overview

This course prepares you to teach within your specific Technologies discipline through an exploration of how Technologies content, pedagogy and curriculum fit and work together to provide effective learning opportunities. You will be introduced to specific knowledge and pedagogical understanding within your particular Technologies discipline, aimed at moving you beyond generic approaches of teaching to a deeper understanding of learning and teaching within the Technologies area.

You will consider a range of pedagogical approaches, encompassing approaches common to clusters of disciplines as well as those distinctive to your specific Technologies discipline. The course will support you in developing a strong professional knowledge of discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogy within your chosen Technologies teaching areas, allowing you to actively construct your discipline-specific Technologies' pedagogical practice and professional expertise.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to select, use and create appropriate resources, skills, attitudes, values, signature pedagogies, literacy and numeracy teaching strategies in chosen discipline’s Technologies curriculum;
  2. explain and use student-centred learning approaches (problem and project-based, collaborative learning) and the advantages and disadvantages for supporting students learning in Technologies;
  3. apply Indigenous perspectives, differentiation, and inclusive practices in Technologies teaching strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities in the design and technology area;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of providing feedback, assessment and reporting on student achievement and apply well-developed judgement to student work in Technologies disciplines;
  5. demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of maintaining behaviour management, student safety, code of conduct and compliance with legislative requirements in a range of contexts relevant for Technologies.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Know the content and how to teach it 20.00
2. Ability to identify discipline skills, attitudes, values and misconceptions 10.00
3. Unit and Lesson planning for effective teaching in Technologies and beyond the traditional classroom 25.00
4. Resourcing in Technologies 10.00
5. Behaviour management, teacher presence and safety strategies in Technologies 10.00
6. Indigenous perspectives, differentiation, and inclusive practices in Technologies 5.00
7. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz No 10 1,2,3,5,6
Assignments Written Planning document No 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignments Written Essay No 50 1,2,3,4,7
Date printed 30 June 2022