EDF5145 - Information and communication technology education in the secondary years A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Mr Roland Gesthuizen

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit is part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part B (EDF5146)


This unit enables students to understand the scope of information and communication technology (ICT) education in secondary school (Years 7 to 12). It provides students with opportunities to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to teaching ICT with a particular emphasis on the junior levels in secondary schools. This includes the use of technologies to represent understandings, conceptualise and manage ideas, to create and communicate, to engage critically with the impacts of technology on society and education, and to develop an understanding of the relationship between ICT curriculum content and pedagogy.


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

  1. understand the scope of the ICT curriculum across secondary school levels
  2. plan, resource, teach and assess ICT lessons that reflect an understanding of education policy, theories, research principles and methods particularly in the junior levels at school
  3. develop units of work that include differentiated and inclusive approaches that reflect relevant curriculum and pedagogy for learners in Australian and international contexts with a particular focus on Years 7 to 10
  4. recognise the centrality of literacy and numeracy for effective use of ICT
  5. identify current ideas about how students learn and some implications for their ICT classes
  6. work independently and collaboratively integrating ICT to enhance learning in classes which reflect ICT as both a separate discipline and as part of an integrated curriculum
  7. identify professional learning needs through critical reflection of practicum experiences
  8. critically engage with issues and debates surrounding ICT in education, including health, equity, ethical and legal implications.


Unit of work for secondary school students with critical analysis (3000 words or equivalent, 75%)

Portfolio of resources for teaching and professional engagement (1000 words or equivalent, 25%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2-3 contact hours per week
  2. Additional requirements
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


A minor sequence in information technology