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EST400 - Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:W Jobling
Campus contact:

W Jobling (Burwood (Melbourne))

C Campbell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool)

Prerequisite:

Students must have passed 12 credit points including 4 credit points at level 3.

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in E359 course.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours: 3 hours

Content

This unit is designed for students to explore current principles and issues in the teaching of technology, and to enhance their understanding of technology education and technological practice. Students examine the interplay between society and technology and investigate methods of teaching technology education where children are challenged to become effective problem solvers in the design and construction of products to satisfy human needs and wants. By considering case studies of teaching and learning technology in a global context, students become competent in planning inclusive curricula, which support children to develop technological literacy, knowledge and capability. Through hands-on technological activities students observe the links between the Technology Key Learning Area/Domain and other KLAs/Domains such as Art, Language and Science.

Assessment

Seminar response activities (20%)

Design Curriculum Task (30%). Written report, which will focus on curriculum development within the primary school context.

Community Project (50%). Written report and presentation in response to a community need.

Assessment will total the equivalent of 4000 words.

 

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