EST400 - Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Wendy Jobling (Burwood (Melbourne))

Coral Campbell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool)

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 12 credit points including 4 credit points at level 3

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in E359 or E334

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week for 10-weeks

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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.

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