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Information and Communication Technology Literacy in Primary Education PG (11339.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

Availability

  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2 MS   Emily   ASHCROFT (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

Syllabus

In this unit participants explore different curriculum structures and teaching approaches used in the key learning area of Technologies, with a particular focus on AC: Digital Technologies. Computational thinking, and the design and use of information systems, are foundational to the curriculum. The unit will also examine ICT capability and integration more broadly. Participants will apply their knowledge of teaching strategies and learning design to analyse and develop engaging teaching activities and to organise content into coherent programs. The activities will demonstrate effective use of ICT and approaches to support the development of literacy and numeracy.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content of the Digital Technologies learning area;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies appropriate to the Digital Technologies learning area;

3. Demonstrate application of teaching strategies, and use of curriculum, to design learning sequences and lesson plans in the Digital Technologies learning area; and

4. Demonstrate competence in developing general capabilities in students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly those relating to ICT, literacy and numeracy.

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2-3 hour tutorial and/or workshop on campus per week.

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.


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