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ITD1210 Material Technologies 1 (Wood and Plastic)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Co-requisite: ESP1200


Pre-service teachers require skills and knowledge of various materials before entering a workshop. This includes, but is not limited to, the safe handling of materials, processes for manipulating the materials using tools and machines and the logical sequencing of manufacturing processes. This course will focus on woods and plastics. This course is designed to familiarise pre-service teachers with a basic design process and its application in junior grades in ITD. The purpose of this course is to provide practical opportunities for pre-service teachers in ITD to engage with materials, machines and processes that may be encountered when using woods and plastics. 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 offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023