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EDSE13001 Culinary Science for Teachers
Culinary Science for Teachers
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General Information


This unit explores why foods are prepared the way they are, why certain changes take place in food after undergoing mechanical or chemical manipulation, and how this knowledge may be used to improve food products. 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 unit provides opportunities to develop strategies for designing activities that will challenge and engage students in the classroom and beyond.


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

CC13 undergraduate preservice teachers must have completed at least two Professional Practice placements before enrolling in this unit. EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching and EDFE12043 Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum

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 - 2023

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:
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Class and Assessment Overview

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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


Residential School builds confidence for teaching food science in schools


Continue to ensure Residential School addresses contemporary teaching capabilities

Feedback from Student Survey


Food experiments at home are effective


Continue with at-home food experiments

Feedback from Student Survey


Peer feedback and self-reflection were highly valuable learning experiences


Formalise peer feedback into assessment task

Feedback from Student survey


Kitchen facilities need updating


Investigate facilities maintenance

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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