EMT410 Curriculum Method: Technology Studies (8)

The focus in this subject is on the Years 7-12 TAS classroom and a broad range of Technologies courses. It engages with the development of context appropriate lesson plans, units of work, scope and sequence plans, assessment plans and tasks that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Principles and strategies for feedback and reporting will also be addressed. Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant syllabus and related support documents, effective teaching strategies and assessment design practices including those for contexts with special needs students and literacy and numeracy priorities. Students will study the syllabus associated with their specific area of discipline.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT410. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Assumed Knowledge

Content knowledge relevant to technology specialisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse stage 5 and 6 syllabi and support documents;
  • be able to plan a range of approaches to teaching and learning in TAS;
  • be able to implement effective teaching principles and feedback and reporting strategies;
  • be able to construct technology lesson plans, units of work, assessment, and scope and sequence plans;
  • be able to integrate ICT resources into TAS teaching;
  • be able to differentiate teaching and learning experiences for students with diverse needs and develop effective strategies to meet literacy and numeracy priorities;
  • be able to design standards referenced assessment tasks, plans, feedback and reporting strategies; and
  • be able to initiate and guide learning experiences in a safe working environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Syllabus content and requirements
  • Learning and teaching in specific Technologies courses
  • Appropriate pedagogical approaches for technology contexts and activities
  • Planning lesson sequences, units of work, and scope and sequence plans
  • Implementing ICT in TAS teaching
  • Planning and catering for cultural diversity and including literacy and numeracy needs
  • Assessment of, and for, learning and standards-referenced assessment, feedback and reporting
  • Risk assessment and management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT410 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assignment 1
Assignment 2

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.