EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops students' understanding of how to effectively integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into a range of learning areas in secondary school. While focus surrounds the ICT General Capabilities, students are also exposed to elements of the Digital Technologies curriculum. Students are required to design learning activities, 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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Digital Technologies; (2) display a sound knowledge of current subject curriculum and subject specialist content knowledge of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Digital Technologies; (3) demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies relevant to secondary Digital Technologies curriculum which facilitate learning, engage students and maximise participation; (4) plan and evaluate instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (5) display the skills required to evaluate and develop instructional resources for Digital Technologies including ICT and other educational technologies; and (6) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies, including diagnostic assessment.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning; (2) teaching and learning program; and (3) ICT portfolio. 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 lesson planning, teaching and learning program, and ICT portfolio components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Louise Moroney
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Teaching Secondary 32550
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 Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.