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ED3221 - Technologies Secondary Curriculum 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The construction of pedagogical content knowledge in the junior secondary school is the focus of this subject. Students will become familiar with current curriculum in the Technologies learning area; examine the essential components of Technologies programs appropriate to secondary schooling; identify and understand the skills, attitudes and technology concepts that can be developed in a technology program; and explore a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts. This subject will also explore discipline-specific curriculum planning, assessment and teaching strategies appropriate to junior secondary schooling.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in the Technology curriculum;
  • build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in Technology;
  • develop skills in planning and assessing learning activities for students;
  • become familiar with Technology learning area requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: ED2488 and minimum of 12 credit points of CP subjects


Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Facilitated workshops dates and times TBA - conducted within the Study Period dates)
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie, Dr Leanne Cameron.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars - 13hrs Facilitated plus additional negotiated hours.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: in class test (20%); unit part b (40%); unit part a (partly invigilated as includes a presentation component) (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.