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EDF5456 - Information technology/computing education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr B Holkner


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)


The unit will be based on a number of broad objectives which will enable successful students to understand the scope of Information Technology education including the issues of technology facilitated learning. It will further develop students' knowledge of the methods and teaching styles appropriate for information technology learning at all levels of secondary education. Students will gain familiarity with the resources and facilities available to the information technology teacher, and gain experience with the different ways in which information technology can be structured in schools.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have developed knowledge and understandings about appropriate teaching strategies for teaching and assessing technology in secondary schools; national and Victorian curriculum requirements for technology education; strategies to both introduce technology to a school and to overcome any problems that may be encountered in such an exercise; facilities (buildings and equipment) needed to support technology; support available to teachers of technology through professional associations and literature. Students should have developed skills of teaching and class management appropriate to the area of technology; designing and presenting projects as the major teaching and learning strategy for technology; devising, organising and implementing suitable programs of
technology for each level of secondary schooling; devising and implementing procedures for assessing pupils' work in technology. Students should have developed attitudes in valuing technology as an important new area of learning; developed a commitment to the continued development and improvement of technology; developed both an
instrumental and critical appreciation of technology.


Teaching round observation and reflection 30% (1000 words)
Development of resource materials 70% (3000 words)
Student participation in the unit is vital either on-campus or via the on-line forum.

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Two years of computer science or equivalent at tertiary level.