EDSE13001 - Culinary Science for Teachers

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.11% response rate.

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.

Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
The quizzes were a good addition to supplement learning.
Recommendation
Maintain quizzes.
Action Taken
Quizzes were maintained.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
The scaffolding of learning was good and the fortnightly experiments made learning easier and enjoyable.
Recommendation
Maintain fortnightly experiment structure.
Action Taken
Fortnightly experiment structure was maintained.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
Using probing questions or prompts can encourage students to source their own information, leading to a cumulative construct of knowledge helping to build on the learning through researching a range of key topics.
Recommendation
Include more independent research tasks in weekly content and ask more probing questions during Residential School.
Action Taken
More opportunities were provided in Moodle content for students to do independent research tasks and report in discussion forums. 2017 students did not take up on these extra opportunities. Res School facilitators asked more probing questions of students.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
It would be better to make it Assessment Task 1 (Part A & B), then Assessment Task 2 (Part A & B).
Recommendation
Simplify assessment task formats.
Action Taken
Assessment tasks were simplified with clearer expectations and outcomes.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
There was way too much waste of food products.
Recommendation
Investigate ways to reduce food wastage with experiment completed at home as well as at Residential School.
Action Taken
Less ingredients were ordered and used in the 2017 Res School.
Source: Student survey data
Feedback
Making the experiment drafts a formative assessment task that counts to the final grade might encourage more people to upload fortnightly and not leave things until the last minute.
Recommendation
Allocate marks for draft fortnightly experiment submissions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey data
Feedback
The textbook recipes were often wrong which was a little frustrating, however it was good for my learning to see what went wrong and figuring out why.
Recommendation
Current textbook is designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving; however, Unit Coordinator will investigate new textbook options.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey data
Feedback
The at home experiments were enjoyable and achievable.
Recommendation
Maintain 'at home' experiments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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