EST400 - Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

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


Students must be enrolled in course E359, E330 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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week during non-placement weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks) 

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour seminar per week during non-placement weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks)


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


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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