TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

EDU4TAD

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject students will investigate real life tasks and challenges and use design and technology processes in order to create solutions. Working with the new Victorian Curriculum students will have the opportunity to plan and complete a suitable application of tasks to school based learning, through the development of practical Design Briefs. Topics covered in this subject include design skills, understanding good design, design processes, working with Comic Life software, developing understandings and practical implementation strategies for STEM introduction into educational settings, evaluating products in terms of design and utility, teaching design and technology and evaluating OHS issues in schools.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

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 conditionsN/A

Readings

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
MediaAustralian CurriculumPrescribedACARA, 2016ACARA (2016)
MediaVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)PrescribedVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) 2015VCAA (2015)
MediaVictorian CurriculumPrescribedDE&T, 2016VCAA (2015)
MediaComic Life 3PrescribedPlasq, 2015Plasq (2015)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse a situation, demonstrate a process for developing a design brief associated with addressing a need within a real context.

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify the skills, processes and structures which need to be supported in order for school students to safely engage in the processes associated with design, creativity and technology.

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate a working knowledge of how to design, develop and implement a series of 5 Design Briefs, based on ICT (Materials, Information and/or Systems) ability to reflect on the process and evaluate the effectiveness of these Design Briefs for student learning.

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of a design as a form of interdisciplinary learning through reasoning and thinking skills associated with creativity, design principles and processes that are essential for education in the 21st century.

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Plan and manage practical applications assisting students with different ways of thinking, problem solving and communicating using a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work.

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Ability to interpret the relevant design and technology curriculum AusVELS - interdisciplinary documents and design appropriate Design Briefs

Activities:
Knowledge of how to structure a design brief which defines the dimensions of the problem and the ability to identify and access the appropriate resources needed to creatively address it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Using Comic Life software create a comic based on an educational issue. Word Equiv = 2400This task is scaffolded by one-to-one weekly support in Menzies Computer Lab as the students design and create their educational comics. To be based on Comic Life software. Peer Reviewed60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Design/Publish Design Brief Lessons (5) based on STEM (Word Equiv =1600)Individually presented for Review based on STEM Design Brief principles plus a personal Reflection based on the process for teaching lessons.40 01, 02, 04, 05