EMT441 Curriculum Method: Agriculture (8)

This subject explores agricultural education as a medium for secondary school students' development. It examines current Years 7-12 syllabus guides and outcomes, curriculum material and recent research in technology and agricultural education and provides the context for a developmental framework for education. The focus of the subject is on promoting skills in selecting, planning and implementing teaching sequences within a constructivist learning model and productive pedagogies frameworks. It further incorporates cross-curriculum priority area of sustainability and general capabilities of critical thinking, ethical understanding, information and communication technology capability, literacy, numeracy and difference and diversity. In addition, it addresses programming and standards referencing assessment practices.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT441. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Technology & Applied Studies), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry, Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Discipline-based knowledge in the area of agriculture, and in particular animal and crop production.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain agriculture and technology as modes of human enquiry;
  • be able to initiate and guide learning experiences in a safe working environment;
  • be able to design lesson sequences consistent with constructivist principles;
  • be able to design teaching units from appropriate syllabuses that incorporate strategies that enhance literacy, numeracy, information and communication technologies, and meet the needs of diverse student cohorts;
  • be able to construct program outlines that are sensitive to student and community needs;
  • be able to select resource materials to support quality teaching; and
  • be able to plan assessment and evaluation strategies and tasks.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • TAS Curriculum and Agricultural Education
  • Constructivist learning models
  • Lesson Planning
  • Lesson Sequences
  • Programming
  • Planning for literacy, numeracy, information communication technologies and student diversity
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Assessment of Learning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT441 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 %
Programming and lessons

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.