Teaching Primary Australian Curriculum - Technologies PG (11920.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and aims of the Technologies strands of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, and Design and Technologies;
2. Understand and apply appropriate teaching strategies to the content of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strands; and
3. Demonstrate the ability to engage in self-directed research and learning, and professional development and learning activities toward developing teaching skills in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strands.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesEnrolment in EDM001 Master of Primary Teaching.
Equivalent units11339 Information and Communication Technology Literacy in Primary Education PG
Assumed knowledgeFoundational knowledge of the Australian Curriculum: K-7
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Ms Emily Ashcroft
No prescribed text for this unit. The recommended reading is available on loan through the UC Library to enhance your Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. (TPACK)
Albion, P., Campbell, C., & Jobling, W. (2022). Technologies Education for the Primary Years (2nd ed.). Cengage Learning Australia.
Please refer to the reading list on Canvas for respective, additional required readings.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
All assignments must be submitted to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Indicative workload for this unit:
- workshops: 3hrs x 10 weeks (30 hours)
- preparation for workshops: 4 hrs x 10 weeks (40 hours)
- preparation and completion of assessments: 80 hours
Attendance at all scheduled workshops in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course, including online lectures, is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
UC Entry-level skills.
During this unit, students will be exposed to online coding and will need to develop their skills and understanding in this area.
Basic modelmaking materials may be required (e.g. cardboard, scissors, tape, etc). For assignment 1, students are encouraged to reuse and recycle materials rather than purchase new. Students are not required or encouraged to purchase materials for their Design Thinking Portfolio and Critique Project; however, they can if they choose to do so.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Theoretical foundations: This unit draws on the most recent curricular and pedagogical research in Technologies, with a particular focus on Design and Digital Technologies, and evidence-based approaches to classroom teaching.
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).