Course Notes

Technologies Education

Course notes and activities are provided each week to assist you in understanding course concepts and how you can incorporate these in your teaching. They also provide you with opportunities to customise your learning and explore particular topics and concepts in more depth.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

While you will be provided with resources, readings and activities each week, you are responsible for your own learning, and if you have an interest in a particular topic or concept, you should undertake the opportunity during the course to further explore and develop some expertise in particular areas. This will assist you in developing excellent lesson plans, provide you with something to contribute to your school and colleagues when teaching, and points of distinction when seeking employment as a teacher.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

In addition to the provided course notes, there are several recommended texts that could assist your learning. These are not, however, required for your learning.


There are also many collections of resources and activities available to assist you better understand the concepts in the course, provide you with ideas and activities to include in or base your lesson plans around, and develop a collection of activities to use when teaching.

The four main collections used in this course are:

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Your engagement with course notes, readings and activities will directly influence the quality of your lecture synthesis each week and provide you with ideas for your lesson plans. Remember though, you are not assessed on the quality of your synthesis, only that you have created it; the focus is on supporting your understanding of the lecture topics as these will impact many aspects of the course, particularly the quiz and lessons plans, and hopefully your subsequent success as a teacher of the technologies learning area.