UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5618 Teaching and Learning with ICTs

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content Students explore a range of computing and mobile technologies, including web 2.0 tools and mobile apps, which are relevant to early childhood, primary and secondary teaching, with a particular focus on relevant pedagogical approaches. Students also explore the use of new technologies for the advancement of teacher competencies and educational networking. Links are made to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia; the Australian Curriculum and in particular the third of the seven General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), namely the 'Information and communication technology (ICT) capability'; the Technologies subject, covering Digital Technologies in particular (but also with some reference to Design and Technologies); and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL), with particular reference to the ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL).
Outcomes Students are able to (1) know and understand current theories and research relating to e-learning, m-learning, digital technologies, web 2.0, social media and mobile apps; (2) understand how to, and how to help students (and/or children) to, investigate with ICTs, communicate with ICTs, and create with ICTs; (3) understand how to, and how to help students (and/or children, as well as parents and carers) to, set up, manage and operate key web-based and app-based tools; (4) understand how to, and how to help students (and/or children, as well as parents and carers) to, apply social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICTs, including managing digital safety, privacy and reputation; (5) have a basic understanding of computational thinking and simple coding/programming; (6) establish a personal learning network (PLN) to ensure continuing professional development after the end of formal university learning; and (7) demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Teacher level of the seven Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, along with their ICT Elaborations, covering at least three Focus Areas for each of the Domains 1-3 (including at least one Focus Area for each of the seven Standards), in addition to the ICT-related Focus Areas 2.6, 3.4 and 4.5, in an e-portfolio.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assessment of web 2.0 to support teaching; (2) the building of a personal learning network (PLN); and (3) presentation of an e-portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Unit rules
Prerequisites: EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Incompatibility: A student may not take this unit after taking EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology. However, a student may take this unit first and subsequently proceed to EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology (formerly EDUC5606 E-learning).
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/EDUC5618/SEM-2/2017

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