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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Assists students to program units of work and plan assessment strategies for Stage 6 Technology subjects. Students will review the the relevant State or Territory curriculum authority assessment requirements for the Year 12 completion certificates and develop pedagogical approaches and strategies relevant to technology education. Assists students to manage the production of  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 senior technology subjects and chosen majors. 
  2. Innovative pedagogical approaches and strategies, use of appropriate and engaging resources relevant to including the integration of ICT. 
  3. Developing innovative teaching programs and units of work for sequential learning in Stage technology subjects such as Design and Technology (NSW), Product Design and Technology (Vic), or Design (Qld) and chosen majors. 
  4. Ways of differentiating senior curriculum to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. 
  5. Extending knowledge of assessment practices including rubrics, writing marking guidelines and marking criteria, and the use of performance band descriptors and curriculum authority sample packages. 
  6. Curriculum authority assessment requirements for senior subjects such as Design, Design and Technology and other chosen majors. 
  7. Designing assessment tasks with an emphasis on senior technology subjects. 
  8. Managing the production of senior school major projects and the supporting documentation. 
  9. Supporting students in their preparation for their final ‘high stakes’ examinations. 
  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 caregivers. 
  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.

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
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
  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.

Prescribed texts

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