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EST400 - Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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)


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


Must be enrolled in E359 course

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

9 X 3 hour Seminars


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.


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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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