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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

TCH10272 Curriculum Specialisation: Technology Studies II

Unit aim

Assists students to program units of work and plan assessment strategies for TAS Stage 6 subjects. Students will review the Board of Studies assessment requirements for the Higher School Certificate and develop pedagogical approaches and strategies relevant to TAS. Assists students to manage the production of HSC Major Projects. Students are introduced to the principles and practice of writing student reports and evaluating their teaching practice.

Unit content

  1. Syllabus requirements for Design and Technology Stage 6 and chosen majors. 
  2. Innovative pedagogical approaches and strategies, use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TAS including the integration of ICT. 
  3. Developing innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage 6 Design and Technology and chosen majors. 
  4. Ways of differentiating Stage 6 curriculum to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. 
  5. Extension knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines and marking criteria, and the use of performance band descriptors and HSC standards packages. 
  6. Board of Studies HSC assessment requirements for Design and Technology and other chosen majors 
  7. Designing assessment tasks with an emphasis on Stage 6 TAS subjects. 
  8. Managing the production of HSC Major Projects and supporting documentation. 
  9. Supporting students in their preparation for the HSC. 
  10. Management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment. 
  11. Principles and practice of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and care givers. 
  12. Evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.

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 employ innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies including use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TAS
2 develop innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage 6 TAS subjects including differentiation to meet the diverse needs and interests of students
3 demonstrate extensive knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines, marking criteria and the use of performance band descriptors for Stage 6 TAS courses
4 understand the principles and practice of managing the production of Stage 6 Major Projects and Supporting Documentation
5 critically analyse suitable management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment within a TAS department
6 critically analyse the principles and practices of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and care givers
7 plan for the evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.

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

  1. employ innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies including use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to Stage 6 TAS
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  2. develop innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage 6 TAS subjects including differentiation to meet the diverse needs and interests of students
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate extensive knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, marking guidelines, marking criteria and the use of performance band descriptors for Stage 6 TAS courses
    • GA1:
  4. understand the principles and practice of managing the production of Stage 6 Major Projects and Supporting Documentation
    • GA1:
  5. critically analyse suitable management practices including budgeting and selecting, storing, maintaining and replacing materials and equipment within a TAS department
    • GA1:
  6. critically analyse the principles and practices of keeping accurate and reliable records and writing reports for students, parents and care givers
    • GA1:
  7. plan for the evaluation of teaching including the use of student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning.
    • Not applicable

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.