EDUC5618 Embedding ICTs Across the Curriculum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students explore a range of computing and mobile technologies, including web 2.0 tools, social media and mobile apps, which are relevant to secondary teaching, with a particular focus on relevant pedagogical approaches, and embedding ICTs across the curriculum. Students also explore the use of new technologies for the advancement of teacher competencies and educational networking. Links are made to the Australian Curriculum and in particular the third of the seven General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), namely the 'Information and communication technology (ICT) capability'; the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL), with particular reference to the ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL); and, where relevant, the ‘Digital Technologies' and ‘Design and Technologies' subjects (ACARA).
Students are able to (1) understand and critically evaluate the pedagogical uses of ICTs, including understanding key knowledge, theories and research about ICTs in education, and their implementation across a range of curriculum areas; (2) demonstrate the ability to investigate with ICTs, communicate with ICTs, and create with ICTs, and articulate how to teach these competencies to students; (3) demonstrate the ability to set up, manage and operate key web-based and app-based tools, and articulate how to teach students how to use these tools; (4) apply social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICTs, including managing digital safety, privacy and reputation, and articulate how to teach these protocols and practices to students; (5) demonstrate an understanding of computational thinking and simple coding/programming; (6) construct a personal learning network (PLN) to ensure continuing professional development after the end of formal university learning; and (7) assemble evidence of achievement of the Graduate Teacher level of the seven Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, along with their ICT Elaborations, including the ICT-related Focus Areas 2.6, 3.4 and 4.5.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) demonstration of the use of web 2.0/apps to support teaching and learning; (2) construction and representation of a personal learning network (PLN); and (3) presentation of an e-portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Unit rules
EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary
A student may not take this unit after taking EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology. However, a student may take this unit first and subsequently proceed to EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology (formerly EDUC5606 E-learning).
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
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