Systems and Integrating Technology T1 EDUC1074

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course seeks to provide an opportunity, early in the programme of study, to begin to engage students in integrating, in the context of problem solving, a range of knowledge and skills drawn from across the technical, engineering and science elements of their programme of study.


10 one hour teaching sessions, allocate project time.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses




Students will develop structured folios (this may include a prototype or model as appropriate to the problem brief).



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to apply and integrate discreet areas of technology, forms of knowledge and specific and generic skills. This aim is set within problem solving activities as a natural context for developing this aspect of technological capability.

This course supports the achievement of Standard for Initial Teacher Education elements: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


Demonstrate a systematic approach to problem analysis and problem solving.

Apply knowledge and specific and generic skills in a problem solving context .

Develop a range of solutions in responding to a problem brief.

Evaluate solutions critically and constructively.

Communicate and present ideas, solutions and prototypes using appropriate media.

Reflect on such skills as communication, teamwork, leadership, planning, initiative and self-awareness.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must have an 80% attendance or better at all timetabled classes. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.