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Unit Overview


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.

6 points

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of mid to late adolescent learners in Digital Technologies/Applied Information Technology/ Computer Science.; (2) display a detailed understanding of the current senior Applied Information Technology/ Computer Science curriculum and content knowledge.; (3) apply a range of assessment and moderation processes and strategies; (4) demonstrate sound pedagogical content knowledge for senior secondary school Digital Technologies/Applied Information Technology/ Computer Science, through the development of learning programs; (5) critically evaluate and use a range of instructional resources (including educational technologies) to support and enhance learning; (6) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (7) research established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical assessment and moderation; (2) reflection on Professional Practice A; 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 practical assessment and moderation, reflection on Professional Practice A, and teaching and learning program components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Louise Moroney
Unit rules
EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I.
EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary.
and enrolment in
the Master of Teaching Secondary 32550
Contact hours
30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.