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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

ENM10266 Product Technology and Design I

Unit aim

Focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the New South Wales Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course and the materials, tools and techniques related to a range of technologies included in the Technology (Mandatory) syllabus. There is also an emphasis on the development of skills in the selection of materials, safe use of tools and equipment and appropriate techniques that will be developed through practical application in a workshop environment. Related WH&S issues will be addressed.

Unit content

1. The structure of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course.
2. The common properties of food within each of the food groups. 
3. Characteristics and properties of different fibre and fabric types. 
4. Colouration methods used for textiles. 
5. The characteristics and properties of timber and timber products. 
6. The characteristics and properties of a wide range of materials such as metals, polymers, electronics, etc.
7. The range, suitability and use of materials, resources and data types for both graphics and media technologies. 
8. Features of common graphic types. 
9. Hand drawn and computer aided methods of graphical representations including orthogonal; pictorial drawings and rendering. 
10. Software used in graphics and media technologies including desktop publishing, presentation, drawing, colouring and editing, word processing and web design. 
11. Media planning including storyboards and scripts. 
12. Knowledge of and skills in the safe use of tools and techniques through hands on practical work. Workshop - Textile technology Workshop - Timber technology Workshop - Food technology Workshop - Mixed Materials technology Workshop - Graphics technologies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand the structure of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
2 discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
3 demonstrate skills in using a variety of methods to produce graphic representations and the use of software applications appropriate to graphics and media technologies
4 demonstrate knowledge of and skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to food, textile, timber, electronics, metal, polymers, graphics and media technologies
5 explain WHS issues related to the teaching of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
6 produce a collection of practical work samples and reflect on personal learning and ongoing goals
7 design and manufacture projects demonstrating skills in six technologies applicable to the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the structure of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
    • GA4:
  2. discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate skills in using a variety of methods to produce graphic representations and the use of software applications appropriate to graphics and media technologies
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of and skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to food, textile, timber, electronics, metal, polymers, graphics and media technologies
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. explain WHS issues related to the teaching of the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course
    • GA4:
  6. produce a collection of practical work samples and reflect on personal learning and ongoing goals
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  7. design and manufacture projects demonstrating skills in six technologies applicable to the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Great book that will become an excellent future teaching resource: Chapman & Peace, 1992, GCSE Collins, Design and Realisation, Collins Educational, London. ISBN: 0-00-322-035-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.