Pre-requisites

A combination of 4 units from the student’s Major and Minor

Co-requisites

ED621 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments: School Observation (5 days)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit examines the drivers and agendas for integrating ICT in schooling, the status of ICT in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Australian Curriculum, and how ICT can enhance and enrich learning environments and experiences. The unit explores multi-literacies pedagogy and developing students’ multi-literacy knowledge and skills relevant to ICT. These themes will create the context for planning for ICT integration for teaching and learning purposes.

The unit applies a Christian perspective to examining the nature of ICT and a range of issues and challenges associated with using ICT in education, particularly related to social, educational, legal, ethical cultural and equity issues. You will examine relevant legislation and how schools and teachers can respond with policies and strategies to prevent or address these issues and challenges in order to develop safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT by students in and beyond school contexts. Strategies for engaging parents/carers in the discourse related to young people and ICT will also be reviewed.

The unit covers strategies for effectively integrating ICT in teaching and learning experiences that consider and respond to teachers’, students’, curriculum, and program needs, including differentiating for diverse learners and catering for students with additional needs, as well as aligning technologies and strategies with selected learning theory and teaching approaches. Procedures such as TechPACK will be analysed for supporting teachers in selecting and integrating appropriate and relevant ICT into teaching and learning programs.

Through the unit you will examine a range of ICT resources that are commonly used for educational purposes. You will critically review technologies to identify their strengths and limitations, and apply processes for selecting the appropriate and relevant technologies to suit the students and purpose. In addition, the unit focuses on developing and applying your personal competencies in using ICT.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2022
Face to face: Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024, and Semester 2, 2025

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.