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The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Technologies (9890.2)

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


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This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of teaching and learning within the Technologies learning area, as defined by the Australian Curriculum. Students will gain knowledge in guiding primary school students across the two strands of the Technologies curriculum: Digital Technologies, and Design and Technologies. Students will examine literature and resources and apply their knowledge, in relation to the key concepts of computational thinking, design thinking, and technological pedagogical content knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate pedagogical practices in relation to the learning area of Technologies;

2. Demonstrate familiarity with the purpose and content of the Technologies Australian Curriculum, and critically analyse its practical application in classrooms; and

3. Appreciate interrelations between pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge and technological knowledge.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1 hour lecture and 2 hour practicals/tutorials per week.


Students in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) course must have passed 24 credit points.

All other students must have passed 48 credit points.



Assumed Knowledge

Basic ICT Literacy and Pedagogical Content Knowledge Units.

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