Technology and Society T3 EDUC3065

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students in the early phase of study to become teachers of technological subjects are required by Scotland's GTC to have an industrial experience placement as part of their programme of study.


Ten one hour teaching sessions and placement in industry, commercial or third sector enterprise.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses




Students will complete a report and a poster on their industrial placement. The terms of reference for the report will reflect the taught content course. 



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 experience in an industrial or commercial context together with an opportunity to observe forms of technology and technological systems. The course also seeks to help students engage with the meanings associated with technology and to encourage critical thought on technology and its relation to society.


This course supports the achievement of Standard for Initial Teacher Education elements: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 3.3

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


Analyse a commercial, industrial or service context with attention to the form and role of technology.

Discuss basic concepts and frameworks from the philosophy of technology and its relation to society.

Recognise the relationship between technology and work.

Evaluate critically some of the benefits and disadvantages of technological development.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. 80% attendance at classes and submission of Report graded at a minimum of D3.