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ITD3120 Design and Visual Communication

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


According the Queensland Design Curriculum “Australia needs enterprising and innovative individuals with the ability to make discerning decisions concerning the development, use and impact of technologies. When developing technologies, these individuals need to be able to work independently and collaboratively to solve complex, open-ended problems. Subjects in the Technologies learning area prepare students to be effective problem-solvers as they learn about and work with contemporary and emerging technologies.” (Design Syllabus, QCAA, 2018). Therefore, this course is designed to consider the elements of Design used in senior school which are key in the technology and design teaching area. The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service educators with the knowledge and skills required to engage with the Design components of the QCAA General Subject.

This course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to use the double diamond design method endorsed by the QCAA to showcase their knowledge and skills in a real life context. This course is an independent project where students are able to identify a design opportunity for real life problems and generate a graphical solution. Pre-service teachers will create a Design folio as part of their assessment that can be used as a resource when teaching in secondary schools.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022