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EDUC5618 Embedding Digital Literacies Across the Curriculum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students explore a range of computing and mobile technologies, including web 2.0 tools, social media and mobile apps, which are relevant to secondary teaching, with a particular focus on relevant pedagogical approaches, and embedding ICTs across the curriculum. Students also explore the use of new technologies for the advancement of teacher competencies and educational networking. Links are made to 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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL), with particular reference to the ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL); and, where relevant, the ‘Digital Technologies' and ‘Design and Technologies' subjects (ACARA).
Students are able to (1) demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Teacher level of the ICT-related focus areas of the APST; (2) understand the pedagogical uses of ICTs, including understanding key knowledge, theories and research about ICTs in education.; (3) understand how to, and how to help students to, communicate and collaborate with ICTs, investigate with ICTs, and create with ICTs; (4) understand how to, and how to help students to, set up, manage and operate ICTs; (5) understand how to, and how to help students to, practise digital safety and wellbeing
; and (6) establish a personal learning network to ensure your continuing professional development at the end of your formal university learning..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) demonstration of the use of web 2.0/apps to support teaching and learning within a mini e-portfolio; (2) construction and representation of a personal learning network (PLN) within a mini e-portfolio; and (3) presentation of digital lesson concept. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the demonstration of the use of web 2.0/apps to support teaching and learning within a mini e-portfolio, construction and representation of a personal learning network (PLN) within a mini e-portfolio, and presentation of digital lesson concept components.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Unit rules
EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary
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.
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