6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
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:
- understand, analyse and respond pedagogically to current and ongoing developments in ICTs
- understand and respond to the new and evolving forms of knowledge construction implicit in this digital age
- demonstrate an understanding of how ICTs pervade all areas of daily life
- understand, analyse and respond pedagogically to current (e.g. mobile technology, social networking) and future ICTs.
Research-based essay outlining the past and future of ICTs in education (can include individual and/or group work) (1600 words or equivalent per student, 40%)
E-portfolio of diverse strategies for using ICTs in education (can include individual and/or group work) (2400 words or equivalent per student, 60%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2 hours per week
- Additional requirements:
- 10 hours of independent study per week
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