The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Technologies (9890.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
PrerequisitesStudents 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 knowledgeBasic ICT Literacy and Pedagogical Content Knowledge Units.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Emily White|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Emily White|
Fleer, M. (2016) Technologies for Children. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
Available for purchase from the bookshop The School Locker, and also available on 3 hour loan from the library.
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Additional Recommended Readings
Australian Curriculum: Technologies, through the website https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/technologies/
Carroll, M., Goldman, S., Britos, L., Koh, J., Royalty, A. and Hornstein, M. (2010) ‘Destination, Imagination and the Fires Within: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom', International Journal of Art & Design Education, 29(1), pp.37-53.
Fletcher, G.H.L. & Lu, J.J. (2009) ‘Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience', Communications of the ACM, 52(2), pp.23-25.
Koehler, M. J., Mishra, P. and Cain, W. (2013). ‘What is technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)?' Journal of Education, 193(3), pp.13-19.
Long, C. (2012) ‘Teach Your Students to Fail Better with Design Thinking', Learning and Leading with Technology, February, pp.16-20.
Wing, J.M. (2006) ‘Computational Thinking', Communications of the ACM, 49(3), pp.33-35.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Responsibility for Understanding: If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or tutor. Students are responsible for the on time submission of the correct assignment on Canvas; for example, submitting an assignment to URKUND Draft submission does not count as a correctly submitted assignment. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Note: Formal assessment takes place during class in Week 11, for which attendance and participation is compulsory or penalties to the associated assignment task (Assignment 2) may be applied. Normal extension provisions apply. See Canvas for extension provisions.
150 hours for this 3 credit point subject are comprised of the following:
- ~10 hours- lectures
- ~20 hours- tutorials
- ~20 hours- Readings and lecture preparation (watching videos, visiting websites etc provided on Canvas)
- ~20 hours- Independent Research
- ~30 hours- Assignment 1A and 1B preparation
- ~50 hours- Assignment 2 preparation
(Please note: ~ denotes approximation of hours)
Attendance at all scheduled sessions 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 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.
Note:Please also note that face-to-face attendance in this unit is essential, as the design thinking student-teacher relationship is by nature one of coaching. Skills practiced during tutorials will be necessary for successful completion of the unit, and ongoing feedback is an essential part of the design process.
Formal assessment takes place during class in Week 11, for which attendance and participation is compulsory or marks attributed to that assessment component will be forfeited (Design Exhibition, 10%). Normal extension provisions apply. See Canvas for extension provisions.
Required IT skills
Word processing 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 (paper, scissors, glue, etc) will be required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
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 sent by email using a student university email account. Students should contact the Service Desk ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if they have any issues accessing their university email account.