EDUC5618 Embedding ICTs Across the Curriculum

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Teacher level of all 7 NPST, covering at least 1 focus areas for all Standards.; (2) understand the pedagogical uses of ICTs, including understanding key knowledge, theories and research about ICTs in education.; (3) understand how to, and how to help students to, investigate with ICT, communicate with ICT, and create with ICT.; (4) understand how to, and how to help students to, set up, manage and operate key web-based and app-based tools.; (5) understand how to, and how to help students to, manage digital safety, privacy and reputation.; and (6) establish a personal learning network to ensure your continuing professional development at the end of your formal university learning..
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary
Incompatibility:
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.
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