EDUC5464 Using Information and Communication Technology in Secondary Schools

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
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 and incorporate contemporary technologies and teaching approaches such as online and blended learning
Outcomes
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 the technology needs and opportunities for learning in the secondary classroom; (3) evaluate the technology needs of subject curriculum and current subject curriculum and subject specialist content knowledge; (4) demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary classroom which facilitate learning, engage students and maximise participation; (5) plan and evaluate instructional sequences (lesson plans for effective and engaging learning; and (6) display the skills required to evaluate and develop instructional resources for Digital Technologies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning; (2) online and blended learning design; 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, online and blended learning design, and ICT portfolio components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Louise Moroney
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
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.
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