Course Title: Home Economics Method A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Home Economics Method A

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Kathy Jordan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7813

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.3.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Sub-major study in Home Economics with studies which include:
(a) Food (Food Preparation and Food Science) or Nutrition and
(b) Health or Human Development or Family

Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on learning and teaching in Home Economics in schools. In this course, students develop their philosophy and practice within the contexts of food technology and human development. This course will focus on the planning of classroom and curriculum materials.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Appreciate the value of Home Economics in school settings.
• Understand recent curriculum developments in relation to Home Economics and its teaching.
• Plan and implement curriculum for student engagement and learning in this discipline.
• Use curriculum documents and relevant resources to design a course of study and plan classroom activities and materials in Home Economics.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Define and justify a rationale for Home Economics in secondary schools.
• Demonstrate a general knowledge of selected factors affecting Home Economics curriculum and teaching in secondary schools, based on observation and relevant reading.
• Describe, contrast and evaluate recent developments in Home Economics.
• Identify and critically discuss criteria for selection and organisation of content, resources and activities relevant to Home Economics in secondary schools
• Select and use a variety of teaching and learning techniques appropriate to Home Economics.
• Develop curriculum (course, program and unit descriptions, resources, evaluation instruments) for selected content areas of Home Economics.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.