University of Technology Sydney

013247 Technological and Applied Studies Teaching Methods: Engineering Studies

Requisite(s): 013246 Technological and Applied Studies Teaching Methods: Technology (Mandatory)
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Drawing upon subject content knowledge in the field of engineering studies, teacher-education students are supported to produce a metal-based artefact to the same scale they would, as graduated teachers, support senior secondary school-students to produce a similar artefact. They learn about sequencing, programming and the identification and selection of appropriate teaching strategies and resources. Teacher-education students gain competencies in developing key programming documentation. Content includes the appropriate structures for scope and sequence documents, and programs which correctly map learning outcomes to projects and classroom experiences. Lesson planning is considered in the context of a unit of work, incorporating factors of time planning, contingencies and available resources. Approaches to managing Work Health and Safety and risk assessment are examined. The subject enables students to create documentation that interprets syllabus content into actionable and relevant programs for learning. In addition to lecture input, students analyse Engineering Studies syllabus content and relate it to theory and practical tasks for the classroom. Presentations and group discussion supported by online interaction enable validated feedback. Fabrication workshop sessions are conducted for students to develop practical skills and teaching resources. Assessment strategies in this subject involve the creation of documents and a physical artefact that could be used in a school setting. This enables teacher-education students to continue adding to their portfolio of teaching resources.

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