EDVT11021 - Food Technology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will be introduced to a range of “hands-on” practical and theoretical cookery skills and techniques appropriate for Home Economics and food specialisation contexts in secondary schools. You will develop and create designed food solutions using the design process and explore complex factors that impact food production and consumption including social, cultural, ethical, marketing, safety and sustainability considerations. You will be required to adhere to food safety practices, risk assessment procedures, and comply with relevant hospitality industry regulations and requirements when engaging in kitchen operations, food production and food service.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
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 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 15%
2. Practical Assessment 50%
3. Project (applied) 35%

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 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.17% 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
A separate zoom session to explain each assessment task when initially handed out would be useful.
Recommendation
Provide students with more opportunities to unpack assessment requirements with tutor.
Action Taken
Weekly Zoom tutorials set aside time each week to explain specific assessment requirements with students.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
Moodle content was always relevant to learning and explicitly explained how it would relate to the future classroom.
Recommendation
Continue developing Moodle content to reflect contemporary contexts, teaching expectations and industry standards.
Action Taken
Moodle content is continually updated according to changes in the field, teaching requirements and industry standards.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
I would like to see more work around the design process, especially for use by future teachers.
Recommendation
Tutorial sessions and Moodle content incorporate more explicit instruction about the Design Process.
Action Taken
The Design Process was explicitly incorporated into assessment and scaffolding provided in weekly content, Yarning Up Space discussions and Zoom tutorials.
Source: Student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
Weekly resources provided where of high quality and relevant allowing a broader understanding [of Food Technology] to be gained throughout the semester.
Recommendation
Maintain high quality resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
I loved the Res School experience. Was an opportunity to network with the other students as well as meet the tutor.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain high quality Residential School experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discern and apply a range of practical and theoretical cookery skills and techniques appropriate to food specialisation contexts in secondary schools
  2. Develop and create designed food solutions using design processes and production skills in a food specialisation context
  3. Investigate and critically analyse complex factors that impact food production and consumption including social, cultural, ethical, marketing, safety and sustainability considerations
  4. Adhere to food safety practices, risk assessment procedures, and comply with relevant hospitality industry regulations and requirements when engaging in kitchen operations, food production and food service.

Nil

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Project (applied)
1 - Online Quiz(zes)