CQUniversity Unit Profile
EDSE13001 Culinary Science for Teachers
Culinary Science for Teachers
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General Information

Overview

This unit explores why foods are prepared the way they are, why certain changes take place in them after undergoing cooking and how this knowledge may be used to improve the final product. Knowledge and skills acquired in this unit form an integral component to the teaching of Home Economics and its related subjects in secondary schools. This area of study aligns with the Home Economics syllabi and provides opportunities to develop strategies for designing activities that will challenge and engage students in the classroom and beyond.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student survey

Feedback

Residential School is intensive.

Recommendation

Prepare students for intensive delivery of Residential School

Feedback from Student survey

Feedback

Draft experiments and individualized feedback was useful

Recommendation

Continue to provide individualized fortnightly feedback to students

Feedback from Student Survey

Feedback

More theory discussions at Residential School

Recommendation

Facilitate structured food experiment theory and results sessions at Residential School

Feedback from Student Survey

Feedback

This unit goes far beyond cooking and explores the 'how and why' of food science.

Recommendation

Maintain alignment of content with broader contexts of food and teaching in secondary schools

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design and perform a series of food based experiments which develop practical skills associated with cookery and recipe construction.
  2. Apply appropriate problem solving procedures to plan, sequence, implement and assess food production processes used in recipe construction.
  3. Recognise and apply skills, sequences and procedures using design and problem solving processes required for teaching a range of cookery skills.
  4. Critically evaluate specific applications of recipes and ingredients used in the production of edible foods.
  5. Apply appropriate workplace health and safety practices for cookery.

This unit aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage):

Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

4.4 Maintain student safety

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Practical Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Practical Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Cooking as a Chemical Reaction: Culinary Science with Experiments Second Edition (2019)

Authors: Sibel Z. Ozilgen
CRC Press
Boca Raton Boca Raton , Fl. , USA
ISBN: 9781138597129
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • MS Teams
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Jay Deagon Unit Coordinator
j.deagon@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Water


Chapter

Chapter 1 - Measurements and Units (pp. 1-22)

Chapter 2 – Basic Food Chemistry (pp. 23-37)

Chapter 3 – Water in Culinary Transformations (pp. 39-87)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Conduct Experiment 3.4 (p.63)
Orange Juice Test

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Water


Chapter

Chapter 3 – Water in Culinary Transformations (pp. 39-87)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit draft Orange Juice Test Lab Report

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Fats & Oils


Chapter

Chapter 6 – Fats & Oils in Culinary Transformations (pp. 213-256)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Conduct Experiment 6.4 (p. 231)
Sugar Cookie

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Fats & Oils


Chapter

Chapter 6 – Fats & Oils in Culinary Transformations (pp. 213-256)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit draft Sugar Cookie Lab Report

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Carbohydrates

Pigments: Acids & Bases

Chapter

Chapter 4 – Carbohydrates in Culinary Transformations (pp. 89-143)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Conduct Experiment (not from textbook - see Moodle for details) Acids & Bases

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Carbohydrates

Pigments: Acids & Bases

Chapter

Chapter 4 – Carbohydrates in Culinary Transformations (pp. 89-143)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit draft Acids & Bases Lab Report

Commence preparation for Assessment Task 2 "Play with Your Food" Experiment and Teacher Demonstration

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Proteins

Chapter

Chapter 5 – Proteins in Culinary Transformations (pp. 145-212)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Conduct Experiment 5.3 (p.163)
Steak

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Proteins

Chapter

Chapter 5 – Proteins in Culinary Transformations (pp. 145-212)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Optional - Conduct Experiment 5.9 (p. 191) Gels
No drafts due. Finalise Assessment Task 1 for submission.


Laboratory Reports & Resources Due: Week 8 Friday (10 Sept 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Proteins

Chapter

Chapter 5 – Proteins in Culinary Transformations (pp. 145-212)
Chapter 10 - Safety & Hygiene (pp. 347-376)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Email ingredients list for Assessment Task 2(A) to Unit Coordinator by 4:00PM Tuesday before Residential School

Week 10: Residential School Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Residential School

Chapter

Textbook required to conduct experiments at Residential School
Chapters 1-6 + Chapter 7 - New Food Development and Sensory Testing

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical Cookery Skills will be assessed across all 4 days of the Residential School.
Lesson Plan, Theory Statement, Workplan & Demonstration Due last day of Residential School

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Flavour Pairing
Food Additives

Chapter

Chapter 8 - The Science of Flavour and Flavour Pairing
Chapter 9 - Food Additives in Culinary Transformations 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review demonstration video for professional reflection

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Professional Reflections

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

Residential School

Week 10 Tuesday to Friday

9:00am - 4:30pm daily (all days inclusive)

CQUniversity Rockhampton City Campus

Trade Training Kitchen and Willby's Restaurant

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Laboratory Reports & Resources

Task Description

Rationale

To teach food related topics, you need to know the chemical reactions and processes that occur when food is prepared, cooked and stored. A knowledgeable, successful and inspiring food educator needs to possess the vocabulary, skills and abilities to construct and deliver content in fun and challenging ways. An appropriate teaching strategy to explain complex scientific processes is to perform laboratory testing and experiments on food. This experimental approach complements the 'hands on' and practical approach that underpins learning and teaching in food contexts.

The Task: 4 Food Experiments

Conduct 4 experiments as directed, drawn from the textbook and/or Moodle unit material. Each experiment will need to be completed at your home. The experiments are:

1. Water: Orange Juice Test
2. Fats & Oils: Sugar Cookies
3. Carbohydrates: Acids & Bases: Pigments
4. Proteins: Steak
5. Proteins: Gels (optional extension experiment)

What to Submit

Complete 4 laboratory reports and accompanying resources. You are expected to use the proforma Laboratory Report and Resources sheets provided which include:

1. Experiment Objective
2. Equipment and Ingredients
3. Method
4. Results tables
5. Discussion, comparison and application of theory
6. Glossary of key terms
7. 50-100 word theoretical explanations of 3 key procedures or chemical processes for each experiment with accompanying photographs

Detailed task descriptions, weekly study schedule, criteria sheets and proformas for Laboratory Reports and Resources are located on the Moodle site for this unit.

Weighting 50%


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (10 Sept 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Drafts due fortnightly as indicated in schedule. All final reports uploaded via Moodle as directed


Return Date to Students

Fortnightly draft submissions provide formative feedback to students. Summative feedback provided 2 weeks after submission.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

  • Apply accurate and appropriate use of culinary science vocabulary and key concepts
  • Explore teaching and learning challenges within the culinary science environment
  • Construct resources appropriate for theoretical and practical culinary science lessons


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Use correct file name extensions. Compress all photographs. Submit via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design and perform a series of food based experiments which develop practical skills associated with cookery and recipe construction.
  • Apply appropriate problem solving procedures to plan, sequence, implement and assess food production processes used in recipe construction.
  • Recognise and apply skills, sequences and procedures using design and problem solving processes required for teaching a range of cookery skills.
  • Critically evaluate specific applications of recipes and ingredients used in the production of edible foods.
  • Apply appropriate workplace health and safety practices for cookery.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Cookery, Teacher Demonstration & Resources

Task Description

Rationale

Food educators not only require the skills and knowledge to demonstrate specific practical cookery skills, but also have the confidence to simultaneously deliver theory to an audience. A demonstration provides a "snap shot" of a complex task. Food experiments are a fun and interactive way to engage an audience with content; but require considerable organisation and preparation. Practical Home Economics, Food & Nutrition or Food Technology classes are set apart from many other school subjects because of their 'hands on' pedagogy. Especially relevant in busy kitchen environments, students need to understand explicitly what is required and expected. To scaffold (coach) students through new cookery knowledge and techniques, a “show and tell” demonstration usually precedes each practical cookery lesson and can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson to complete.

The Tasks

Part A:

1. Practical: Compulsory attendance at Residential School and completion of all practical cookery tasks as instructed
2. Research: theory statement that explains the scientific procedures and processes for "Play with your Food" themed experiment (500 words)
3. Prepare: Lesson plan, workplan including preparation, ingredients, costing, estimated timing, utensils, and method required to deliver demonstration
4. Present: 10 minute teacher demonstration to your peers

Part B:

5. Reflect: Professional self-reflection on practical, research, preparation and performance (500 words)

Support for this task will be provided via weekly Zoom tutorials and detailed task descriptions, weekly study schedule, criteria sheets and exemplars are located on Moodle.

Weighting 50%
Important Note: Attendance at all 4 days of Residential School is compulsory. Non-attendance will result in a failed grade for this unit.


Assessment Due Date

Part A: WEEK 10: Compulsory Attendance (all days inclusive) at Residential School; Lesson Plan, Theory Statement, Workplan & Demonstration Due last day of Residential School. Part B: WEEK 11 Reflection due Friday


Return Date to Students

Feedback will be given during the Residential School and final results released after certification of grades


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

  • Create a challenging and engaging food science activity appropriate for school students
  • Build teacher confidence and deliver a teacher demonstration to a live audience
  • Simultaneously demonstrate and verbally express technical cookery skills and chemical reactions theory
  • Apply complex preparation and planning procedures to deliver a cookery demonstration
  • Research and apply accurate and appropriate culinary science theory
  • Engage in constructive peer feedback
  • Critically reflect on professional practice and performance


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Upload lesson plan, theory statement & workplan via Moodle and hand in hard-copy before presentation at Res School. Reflection submitted via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design and perform a series of food based experiments which develop practical skills associated with cookery and recipe construction.
  • Apply appropriate problem solving procedures to plan, sequence, implement and assess food production processes used in recipe construction.
  • Recognise and apply skills, sequences and procedures using design and problem solving processes required for teaching a range of cookery skills.
  • Critically evaluate specific applications of recipes and ingredients used in the production of edible foods.
  • Apply appropriate workplace health and safety practices for cookery.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?