UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit develops students' understanding of how to teach Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at a Secondary level, as well as how ICT can be integrated across a range of curriculums. Students are required to design learning activities, tutorials, assignments, lesson plans and programs that focus on introductory and core ICT skills and, in so doing, acquire or improve their own practical proficiency and general knowledge.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in ICT; (2) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary ICT curriculum; (3) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the current ICT curriculum; (4) demonstrate sound specialist content knowledge; (5) plan and evaluate student-centred instruction for effective and engaging learning; (6) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary ICT; (7) demonstrate an understanding of effective assessment practice in ICT through the planning of assessment tasks; (8) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student-learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (9) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, university staff and other professionals; (10) display high standards of professional conduct, including appropriate self-management, when engaging with peers, school and university staff and other professionals; (11) reflect on personal and professional development and plan for future learning as a member of the ICT teacher fraternity; (12) work collaboratively with peers; (13) use research findings to improve practice; (14) demonstrate research and ICT skills; and (15) demonstrate the importance of literacy teaching and enact this in planning.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) lesson delivery; (2) ICT portfolio; and (3) teaching and learning program. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the lesson delivery, ICT portfolio, and teaching and learning program components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Advisable prior study: proficiency in information and communication technology
Contact hours 30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5464/SEM-1/2017

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