UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5474 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum II

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 curricula. Topics include the year seven to ten Digital Technologies curriculum (Digital Implementation, Digital Systems, Representation of Data, Collecting, Analysing and Managing Data, Digital Implementation, Creating Digital Solutions) as well as the year eleven and twelve Computer Science and Applied Information Technology curriculum. Students are required to design learning activities, tutorials, assignments, lesson plans and programs that focus on core and advanced ICT skills and, in so doing, acquire or improve their own practical proficiency and general knowledge. This is a major curriculum unit that emphasises a flexible, adaptive approach to the development and teaching of Information and Communication Technology-based subjects while ensuring that all aspects related to learning outcomes, curriculum design, pedagogical practices, assessment and evaluation are considered fully. It is expected that students be proficient in the use of general application software, such as word processors, spreadsheets and the Adobe Suite, developed during the completion of an undergraduate degree and/or additional information technology-related courses or units and/or relevant practical experience, prior to enrolment in the unit.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in lesson development and resource selection; (2) valuate and demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the Digital Technologies Australian curriculum; (3) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the Digital Technologies Australian curriculum; (4) demonstrate proficiency in at least four software packages and sound specialist theoretical knowledge; (5) implement and evaluate student centered instruction for effective and engaging learning; (6) develop instructional resources in the form of text and video suited to the Digital Technologies Curriculum; (7) demonstrate effective assessment development through the production of an assessment tasks; (8) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student learning needs specifically related to ICT competence, through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (9) communicate effectively and appropriately (in writing, orally and non-verbally) to target secondary school students in all assessment pieces; (10) reflect critically on teaching of information and communication technology (ICT) from EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; (11) apply organisational skills and descriptive methods when publishing all work online; (12) conduct and use peer reviews to improve practice; and (13) demonstrate the importance of literacy teaching and enact this in planning.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) lesson delivery and lesson plan; (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 and lesson plan, 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 Coordinator(s) Louise Moroney
Unit rules
Prerequisites: EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites: EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Contact hours 30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5474/SEM-2/2017

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