EDUC5521 Technologies in the Curriculum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Students explore a range of computing and mobile technologies, including web 2.0 tools and mobile apps, which are relevant to early childhood and primary education, with a particular focus on relevant pedagogical approaches. Students also learn about the use of new technologies for the advancement of teacher competencies and educational networking. Links are made to the Western Australian Curriculum: Technologies, Early Years Learning Framework for Australia; Australian Curriculum General Capabilities, particularly Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL), with particular reference to the ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards. Students learn to plan for, and integrate, the Technologies learning area (Pre-primary to Year 6) and its two distinct, but related, subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies
Students are able to (1) articulate current theories and research relating to e-learning, m-learning, digital technologies, web 2.0, social media and mobile apps; (2) demonstrate understanding of how to, and how to help children to, investigate with ICTs, communicate with ICTs, and create with ICTs; (3) demonstrate understanding of how to, and how to help children, parents or carers to, set up, manage and operate web-based and app-based tools; (4) demonstrate understanding of how to, and how to help children, parents or carers to, apply social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICTs, including managing digital safety, privacy and reputation; (5) demonstrate an understanding of computational thinking and simple coding/programming, and how to teach it; (6) establish a personal learning network (PLN) to ensure continuing professional development after the end of formal university learning; (7) design learning experiences for teaching the Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies curriculum area; and (8) demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Teacher level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, along with their ICT Elaborations, covering at least three Focus areas for each of the Domains 1-3 (including at least one Focus Area for each of the seven standards) in addition to the ICT-related Focus Areas 2.6, 3.4 and 4.5, in an e-portfolio.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly online tasks; (2) research and planning task; and (3) interview and Eportfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

All assessments must be passed in order to pass the unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Fiona Mayne
Unit rules
EDUC5510 Professional Practice A
Advisable prior study:
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Contact hours
30 contact hours
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-1G-2020]
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  • 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.