Technology Option T4 EDUC4071

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides students with an opportunity to extend, or deepen, their learning across a sector of the technologies curriculum. The course aims to allow students the opportunity to develop both confidence and depth of knowledge within a chosen area of the curriculum; embracing both subject knowledge and pedagogy.


2 hours per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry into year four of the BTechEd programme

Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses






Within any of the three specialism strands there will be assessed learning tasks within the course work and a course project. The assessment design will reflect the area of specialism, for example the course project could involve the production or a computer model, a design prototype or an electronic circuit.




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 allow final year students a range of options to extend their knowledge, understanding and confidence in teaching an identified area of the technologies curriculum. The course provides a degree of specialism that will extend and enhance both subject knowledge and it related pedagogy.


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:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts and processes organised within identified areas of the technologies curriculum;

2. Demonstrate specific skills and the implementation of associated processes within identified areas of the technologies curriculum;

3. Link their learning to the technologies curriculum and associated national qualifications;

4. Show awareness of related subject pedagogy;

5. Consider issues in curriculum development and differentiation.

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. Students must submit a project and attend for the oral examination.