Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester (Open Learning) 2012 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Mr Michael Phillips


The unit provides students with the opportunity to apply and assess appropriate educational applications of technology across the secondary school curriculum. A particular focal point addresses the use of technologies in order to represent understandings, conceptualise and manage ideas. A second focus of the unit is to engage critically with the impacts of technology in society and education in ways that can impact the broader school curriculum. Students will gain familiarity with the information resources and facilities available to teachers, and gain experience with the different ways in which information technology can be structured in schools.


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

  1. understand and appreciate the various applications of technology in learning and teaching;
  2. critically evaluate the impacts of information and communication technologies in education and society;
  3. apply their skills in using suitable technologies to manage teaching and learning;
  4. understand and appreciate practical issues in implementing information technology programs into school settings;
  5. develop competence in planning and implementing lessons and units of work
  6. recognise the centrality of literacy and numeracy for effective use of ICT;and
  7. explore and develop strategies for collegial cross-curriculum teaching using information and communication technologies.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: A resources database (3,000 words, 70%); Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1,000 words, 30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Henderson

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Level 3, an undergraduate degree. (Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.)


EDF4410. Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).