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EDF5457 - Information technology/computing education B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr B Holkner


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


This unit builds on the concepts introduced in EDF5456. This unit will focus on the development of extended lesson sequences and the use of contexts and applications in the teaching of information technology in secondary schools.


Upon successful completion of this subject, 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.


Applications and context presentation 80% (3000 words)
Teaching round folio 20%
Student participation in the unit is vital either on-campus or via the on-line forum
Students must complete at least 45 days teaching practice and gain a rating of satisfactory for the teaching practice.

Contact hours

3 hours per week