EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology (8)


This subject explores a range of approaches to technology education in years 7-12. It aims to assist pre-service teachers to construct technology-specific lessons and to program units of study that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Students will be introduced to practical student-centred project-based learning in technology education. Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant state technology syllabus documents, authentic pedagogies and assessment for learning in the context of secondary school technology education. Students will learn about safety, control and risk assessment in technology environments as well as strategies for the management of resources and equipment.

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Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply ICT concepts and metalanguage
  • be able to critically review the contemporary technology curricula
  • be able to define technological literacy as it relates to contemporary curriculum expectations
  • be able to develop technology-focused lessons and units of study
  • be able to implement authentic pedagogy and assessment for learning
  • be able to evaluate software and hardware resources appropriate for teaching secondary school
  • be able to identify strategies for managing students and resources in a safe teaching and learningenvironment


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to the ICT Syllabus
  • Teaching and ICT
  • Authentic learning
  • Project Based Learning
  • Developing IST curriculum


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.