Faculty of Education

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael Henderson


This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4868).


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 their 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 particularly in the junior levels at school
  3. develop units of work which meet the requirements of curriculum documents for 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. understand the role of ICT both as 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, ethical and legal implications.


Assessment Task 1: A unit of work for secondary school students with critical analysis (3000 words or equivalent, 75%)
Assessment Task 2: Portfolio of resources for teaching and professional engagement (1000 words or equivalent, 25%)

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Contact hours

Average per week of 2-3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study


A minor sequence in information technology


EDF4115 Information, communication technologies and new media