EMT446 Curriculum Method: Technologies (8)

This subject builds on earlier technology curriculum and pedagogy subjects. The focus in this subject is on the Years 7-12 TAS classroom and a broad range of Technologies subjects; agricultural, food, graphics, industrial, information and textiles technologies. It aims to assist teacher education students to construct scope and sequence plans, units of work, assessment plans and tasks that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant syllabus and related support documents, quality teaching strategies and assessment design practices for specific contexts with diverse students (EAL/D, Aboriginal, literacy/numeracy, low SES) and students with special needs. Students will study the syllabus associated with their specific area of discipline.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT446. 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

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies), Bachelor of Educational Studies, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry, Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), and Master of Teaching (Secondary) courses or approved by the Course Director.

Assumed Knowledge

EMT410, EMT441 or EMT445

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse stage 5 and 6 TAS syllabi and support documents;
  • be able to plan a range of approaches to teaching and learning in TAS;
  • be able to implement the Quality Teaching principles, and Assessment for Learning;
  • be able to construct practical activities, create units of work, and develop scope and sequence plans;
  • be able to evaluate and integrate ICT resources for TAS teaching;
  • be able to develop strategies for managing and supporting students completing project-based learning;
  • be able to plan appropriate differentiated teaching and learning resources, activities and tasks; and
  • be able to design standards-referenced assessment tasks, rubrics and feedback.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Syllabus content and requirements
  • Learning and teaching in specific technologies courses
  • Appropriate pedagogical frameworks for technology contexts and activities
  • Planning units of work and scope and sequence plans
  • Implementing ICT in TAS teaching
  • Managing and supporting students
  • Catering for diversity in terms of EAL/D, Aboriginal, low SES and literacy/numeracy needs
  • Assessment of, and for, learning in a standards-referenced framework
  • Feedback, record-keeping and reporting
  • Reflective practice to improve teaching and learning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT446 in Session 2 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 %
Curriculum review and development
Assessment and reporting and resource development

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.