Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ibrahim Latheef


This unit develops students' understanding of technological developments and how to utilise these in innovative ways in schools. Students explore the construction of knowledge and interaction in the digital age. They develop capabilities in understanding how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are associated with information access and management, information creation and presentation, problem solving, decision making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning. Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions around ICTs and the ability to transfer these across diverse environments, applications and pedagogical contexts. They are exposed to the diversity and interconnectedness of ICTs, including mobile technology, social networking and emerging innovative and creative technologies.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand, analyse and respond pedagogically to current and ongoing developments in ICTs
  2. understand and respond to the new and evolving forms of knowledge construction implicit in this digital age
  3. demonstrate an understanding of how ICTs pervade all areas of daily life
  4. understand, analyse and respond pedagogically to current (e.g. mobile technology, social networking) and future ICTs.


E-portfolio of diverse strategies for using ICTs (can include individual and/or group work) (1600 words or equivalent per student, 40%)
Research-based essay outlining the past and future of ICTs in education (can include individual and/or group work) (2400 words or equivalent per student, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

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