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EDF3203 - Curriculum studies: primary technology

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr B Jane (Peninsula), Dr M Dyson (Gippsland)

Offered

Gippsland First semester 2009 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit consists of four components:

  1. a study of the rationale for school technology, understood as the application of knowledge including investigating, designing, producing and evaluating practical problems either posed by the teacher or generated by the student's own inquiries;
  2. the extension of the student's repertoire of practical skills in techniques and technologies ranging from woodworking skills and design drawing to the use of computers as control models;
  3. exploration of the extent to which theoretical problems can be resolved by practical investigations;
  4. the development of report writing skills

Objectives

This unit aims to develop in students a systematic and creative approach to generating technological solutions; the knowledge and skills to use a variety of equipment and resources; an understanding of the principles for safely operating equipment; the ability to explore and assess the past and potential consequences of using technology; an understanding of technology as a key learning area within the CSFII; a sense of self-confidence and self-sufficiency in dealing with technology.

Assessment

School-based written assignment involving the teaching of, and reporting on, a sequence of lessons: 30%
Presentation of a project which is the outcome of a process of investigation, design, production and evaluation: 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

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