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 SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 69.23% 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 Survey
Feedback
Feedback enabled me to improve my learning and ensure that I was on track throughout the unit.
Recommendation
Provide frequent feedback to students to ensure a high-quality learning experience.
Action Taken
Students were encouraged to engage with individualized feedback process.
Source: Student Survey
Feedback
Residential School was intensive.
Recommendation
Support students to prepare and participate in Residential School.
Action Taken
Student were supported to prepare and participate in Residential School
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Residential School is intensive.
Recommendation
Prepare students for intensive delivery of Residential School
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Draft experiments and individualized feedback was useful
Recommendation
Continue to provide individualized fortnightly feedback to students
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Survey
Feedback
More theory discussions at Residential School
Recommendation
Facilitate structured food experiment theory and results sessions at Residential School
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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