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Unit of Study DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies (2020)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College

  • Co-requisites

      ENM10266 Product Technology and Design I

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand the structure of, management and teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course.
2 discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course
3 demonstrate skills in using a variety of ICTs and other methods to design, produce graphic representations and use software applications appropriate to developing designed solutions.
4 demonstrate knowledge of and thinking skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to current and emerging digital technologies and design and Technologies.
5 explain WHS issues related to teaching and processes undertaken in Technologies Years 7 & 8.
6 produce a collection of practical work samples and reflect on personal learning and ongoing goals in demonstrating knowledge and skills across the contexts of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 Syllabus.
7 demonstrate knowledge of designers, the nature of their work, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions.

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

  1. understand the structure of, management and teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course.
    • GA4:
  2. discuss the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate skills in using a variety of ICTs and other methods to design, produce graphic representations and use software applications appropriate to developing designed solutions.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of and thinking skills in the responsible selection and safe use of materials, tools and techniques related to current and emerging digital technologies and design and Technologies.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. explain WHS issues related to teaching and processes undertaken in Technologies Years 7 & 8.
    • GA4:
  6. produce a collection of practical work samples and reflect on personal learning and ongoing goals in demonstrating knowledge and skills across the contexts of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, and the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 Syllabus.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  7. demonstrate knowledge of designers, the nature of their work, the processes they follow, and the factors that influence their decisions.
    • GA4: