EDUC5474 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops students' understanding of how to teach Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at a secondary level, as well as how ICT can be integrated across a range of curricula. Topics include the Year 7-10 Digital Technologies curriculum (Digital Implementation, Digital Systems, Representation of Data, Collecting, Analysing and Managing Data, Digital Implementation, Creating Digital Solutions) as well as the Years 11 and 12 Computer Science and Applied Information Technology curriculum. Students are required to design learning activities, tutorials, assignments, lesson plans and programs that focus on core and advanced ICT skills and, in so doing, acquire or improve their own practical proficiency and general knowledge. This is a major curriculum unit that emphasises a flexible, adaptive approach to the development and teaching of Information and Communication Technology-based subjects while ensuring that all aspects related to learning outcomes, curriculum design, pedagogical practices, assessment and evaluation are considered fully. It is expected that students are proficient in the use of general application software, such as word processors, spreadsheets and the Adobe Suite, developed during the completion of an undergraduate degree and/or additional information technology-related courses or units and/or relevant practical experience, prior to enrolment in the unit.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a variety of teaching and learning strategies that meet the needs of adolescent learners; (2) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum and produce effective and engaging materials to support the teaching of this curriculum; (3) demonstrate proficiency of ICT knowledge and understanding through the use of various tools and software packages; (4) demonstrate effective assessment development through the creation of assessment tasks; (5) demonstrate an awareness of student learning needs specifically related to ICT competence, through the planning of differentiated learning and a selection of differentiated resources; and (6) communicate effectively and professionally with others.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson delivery; (2) creating an assessment item; and (3) teaching and learning program. 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 delivery, creating an assessment item, and teaching and learning program components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Louise Moroney
Unit rules
EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education
the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Contact hours
30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
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