METHODS OF TEACHING TECHNOLOGY

EDU4MTT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to establish a knowledge and skill base for pre-service teachers in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, planning, assessment and reporting in Design and Technologies for secondary students in the junior and middle years of secondary schooling (Years 7-10). The unit is also designed to develop students' understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in Design andTechnologies as applied in the classroom context with a particular focus on cross-curriculum priorities. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles and state and national curriculum structures within Design and Technologies are examined and applied in the evaluation, design and implementation of learning resources that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions One year of study in Technology Studies which includes studies in a range of materials and systems. Teachers who wish to specialise in a particular material or system must hold one of the following in the specialist area: (a) Sub-major study or (b) Industry or VET qualifications equivalent to Certificate IV or higher or (c) Certificate of Proficiency in a relevant trade area

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEffective teaching strategies: lessons from research and practicePrescribedKillen R (2016)Melbourne: Cengage Learning.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of Design and Technologies education and an in-depth understanding of how students learn in Design and Technologies.

Activities:
Prescribed learning materials in addition to discussions in class on topics brought up in lectures will form the basis for assignments.

02. Critically analyse, plan and synthesise, and implement a range of Design and Technologies learning and teaching activities and sequences for students in Years 7-10 which involve a variety of pedagogical approaches and resources (including safe and ethical use of resources including ICT) appropriate to state and national curricula.

Activities:
Prescribed learning materials in addition to discussions in class on topics brought up in lectures will form the basis for assignments.

03. Describe, design, and evaluate a unit of work involving a variety of teaching strategies which cater for individual differences in student learning across the full range of abilities and integrate general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities in Design and Technologies Education.

Activities:
Prescribed learning materials in addition to discussions in class on topics brought up in lectures will form the basis for assignments.

04. Examine the relationships between assessment, feedback and reporting, learning task design, student engagement and understanding in Design and Technologies, and apply to the development and modification of curriculum documents.

Activities:
Prescribed learning materials in addition to discussions in class on topics brought up in lectures will form the basis for assignments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 11-20, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 20
Four 7.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Curriculum AnalysisWord Count Equivalence 1000 25 01, 02, 03
Lesson planning and sequencing learningWord Count Equivalence1600 40 01, 04
Teaching ResourcesWord Count Equivalence 1400 35 01, 02