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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 and Technologies 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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOne 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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Effective teaching strategies: lessons from research and practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKillen R



PublisherMelbourne: Cengage Learning.


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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.
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.
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.

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