EDST547 Technology Curriculum and Teaching 1
This unit is designed to develop preservice teachers’ competence and ability in the planning of teaching and learning experiences in technology for middle school students within the context of all relevant national, state and territory curriculum documents. More specifically, it will familiarise them with relevant policy documents, specific syllabus requirements, approaches to lesson planning and delivery, the use of information and communications technology for resource development, and effective resource and safety management. Emphasis is placed on technology education as an interdisciplinary way of knowing which emphasizes the development of those knowledge, skills and behaviours involved in creative design and innovative solutions. This unit is designed to develop preservice teachers’ awareness of the unique language and literacy of technology to meet the literacy learning needs of a diverse range of students, including second-language learners while at the same time, reinforcing appropriate literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.