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ITD2220 Material Technologies 2 (Metals)

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 : 2 July 2022


Examiner: Rob Cantle


Co-requisite: EDS2401


Pre-service teachers require the skills and knowledge of various materials before entering a workshop. This includes but is not limited to the safe handling of materials, process for manipulating the materials and the logical sequencing of manufacturing processes. This course will focus on metals. This course is designed to familiarise pre-service teachers with a basic design process and its application in junior grades in ITD. This purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for pre-service teachers in ITD to engage with materials, machines and processes that may be encountered when using metals. Pre- service teachers will have opportunity to engage with these materials and processes and consider how they will be integrated into their teaching practice.

This course takes pre-service teachers on a similar design journey that their students will be required to take in ITD. The course will provide pre-service teachers with the knowledge of how to find relevant policies and procedures specific to the machines and materials to be used. The focus for this course will be on developing capacity to engage with a range of materials and provide pre-service teachers with problem solving skills that enables them to continually improve in their use of machinery in a safe manner. Pre-service teachers will be required to attend a school based workshop one morning or afternoon a week (whichever suits the school) during this semester.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. identify relevant curriculum, policies and procedures relating to construction tasks which use metals;
  2. investigate and select appropriate manufacturing materials and processes for the construction of a product that provides a solution to a real world technology design problem;
  3. design a product and plan a logical sequence for its manufacture in the workshop learning environment using nominated materials;
  4. communicate ideas in relation to tasks involving metals using a variety of sketching and drawing techniques to support student learning;
  5. produce a physical product using specified materials and demonstrating safe and collaborative work practices;
  6. critically evaluate the final product.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to course and policies and procedures 5.00
2. Machinery induction documentation and processes 5.00
3. Exploring material characteristics and properties 5.00
4. Design process and planning sequences (Investigation, Ideation, Creation, Evaluation) 10.00
5. Communication methods (sketching and technical drawings) 20.00
6. Workshop practices 50.00
7. Evaluation process and wrap up 5.00

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
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz No 10 2,6
Assignments Written Report No 40 1,2,3,4
Assignments Written Reflection (personal/clinical) No 50 2,3,4,5,6
Date printed 2 July 2022