EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design & Technology (8)


This subject explores a range of approaches to Design and Technology education in years 7-12. It identifies the position of design and technology in the school curriculum and explores design and the design process as concepts and their role in teaching and learning. It assists students construct Design and Technology technology-specific lessons and program units of study that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Students will be introduced to practical student-centred learning in Design and Technology education. 

Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant technology syllabi, authentic pedagogies and assessment for learning in the context of secondary technology education. Issues of safety, risk assessment in Design and Technology environments, resource management strategies are addressed.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT445
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies); Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and
Bachelor of Educational Studies; Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry; Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary); Master of Teaching (Secondary) or approved by the Course Director.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the Design and Technology curriculum
  • be able to design for the context teaching and learning activities that integrate the Australian Curriculum general capabilities
  • be able to prepare detailed and effective lesson plans and units of work to teach concepts and other content
  • be able to develop appropriate teaching and learning strategies for diverse learning environments and contexts
  • be able to apply a range of assessment strategies to assess and feedback on student achievement of learning outcomes
  • be able to analyse and plan management of design projects from a risk assessment and ethical perspective
  • be able to apply professional written and other communication skills


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Technology education
  • Design and Technology concepts and curriculum
  • Effective pedagogical approaches for technology education
  • Planning lesson sequences
  • Enhancing Student Learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Developing units of work
  • Assessing and integrating resources including ICT
  • Catering for diversity
  • Risk assessment and management


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.