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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Pre-requisites

96 Credit Points

Unit aim

Equips students with the capacity to design learning experiences that engage Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary school students through the integration of Information and communication technologies (ICT) as an integral part of contemporary education for students, as well as professional practice for teachers. There is an emphasis on evaluation of digital applications and resources to support differentiated teaching and authentic engagement for diverse learners in a range of learning environments. Students will critically consider a range of issues related to ICT implementation in education, including social and cultural considerations, ethical concerns, equity, and emerging forms of social practice and media. Theories and models specific to ICT in education are examined to support students in developing evaluation skills to critically assess the value of technology use in educational setting.

Unit content

Module 1. Perspectives on ICTs for education: theories, models and frameworks
 
Module 2. Engaged learning: Collaboration, Communication and Safe use of ICT 
 
Module 3. Thinking outside of the box: ICT for Creative and Critical Thinking
 
Module 4. Full STEAM ahead: ICT and STEM/STEAM education
 
Module 5. Bridging the digital divide: ICT for diverse learners
 
Module 6. ICT in a professional context: engaging learners

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 innovatively use information and communication technologies (ICT) to design and evaluate differentiated curriculum learning opportunities, for classroom and online learning environments, to support collaborative, student-centred learning and the development of critical and creative thinking
2 use knowledge of relevant theories, models and frameworks to critically reflect on the impact of ICT in educational settings including the social, political, economic, and cultural issues for the teacher and the learner
3 understand the issues of appropriate access to, and verification of, information gained from a variety of sources including the Internet, social media and other digital resources, for the learner and the teacher
4 safely and effectively create digital resources suitable for their professional context including storing and retrieving digital teaching resources, lesson preparation and class/faculty administration, and professional learning in online collaborative environments

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. innovatively use information and communication technologies (ICT) to design and evaluate differentiated curriculum learning opportunities, for classroom and online learning environments, to support collaborative, student-centred learning and the development of critical and creative thinking
  2. use knowledge of relevant theories, models and frameworks to critically reflect on the impact of ICT in educational settings including the social, political, economic, and cultural issues for the teacher and the learner
  3. understand the issues of appropriate access to, and verification of, information gained from a variety of sources including the Internet, social media and other digital resources, for the learner and the teacher
  4. safely and effectively create digital resources suitable for their professional context including storing and retrieving digital teaching resources, lesson preparation and class/faculty administration, and professional learning in online collaborative environments

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.