Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will investigate real life tasks and challenges and use design and technology construction in order to create a solution. Working with the VELS Interdisciplinary Strand 'Design, Creativity and Technology' students will have the opportunity to plan a suitable application of the task to school based learning, through the development of a practical unit of work. Topics covered in this subject include design skills, understanding good design, design processes, evaluating products in terms of design and utility, teaching design and technology and evaluating OH&S issues in schools.

FacultyFaculty 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

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDesign and Technology for Children, 3rd Edition.RecommendedFleer, M., and Jane, B.PEARSON (2011)
ReadingsTeaching design and technology 3-11,RecommendedNewton, D.CHAPMAN 2005

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Design, implementation and reflection on an individual Unit of Work (2500 word equiv)To be based on a Technology and Design brief.60
Group based Technology and Design brief and solution (1500 word equiv)To be constructed in pairs and presented for peer review.40