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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers learn about the content of the primary Technologies curriculum and Digital Literacy as a general capability. They will develop knowledge and understandings about how technologies, including digital technologies, can be integrated to support learning across the curriculum. Pre-service teachers will explore a range of technologies and digital tools that are relevant to primary education, with a particular focus on relevant pedagogical approaches. They will also learn about the use of contemporary technologies for the advancement of teacher competencies and educational networking, and will link their learning to the technology-related Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Level. Pre-service teachers connect theory to practice through learning to plan for, assess and integrate, the Technologies learning area (F-6) and its two distinct, but related, subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) illustrate how teachers, children, and parents/carers can apply social and ethical protocols and practices, including managing digital safety and privacy, when using digital technologies; (2) demonstrate an understanding of computational thinking and simple coding/programming, and how to teach it; (3) design learning experiences and assessments for teaching the Digital Technologies, and Design and Technologies curriculum area that integrate a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning ; (4) demonstrate, and analyse evidence of, achievement of the technology-related Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Level (Focus Areas 1.2, 2.6, 3.4 and 4.5) in a reflection task ; and (5) establish a professional learning network (PLN) to support continuing professional learning after graduation.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group presentation; (2) planning task; and (3) reflection task. 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 planning task and reflection task components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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