Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4867)


This unit provides students with opportunities to continue developing their knowledge and skills relevant to teaching ICT but with a particular emphasis on senior levels in secondary schooling. 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. The unit also considers how we can sustain professional learning and the role of the ICT teacher more broadly in the school and in shaping policy.


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

  1. plan, resource, teach and assess ICT lessons particularly in the senior levels at school
  2. develop units of work which meet the requirements of curriculum documents for the post-compulsory Years 11 and 12
  3. engage with current ideas about how students learn and apply them in their ICT classes
  4. develop ways in which ICT can support teaching and learning across the school curriculum, including engagement with parents/carers and the wider school community
  5. develop strategies to identify and meet ongoing professional learning needs
  6. engage with professional networks and participate in conversations and debates pertinent to ICT education
  7. understand the instrumental role ICT teachers can take in schools including professional learning of colleagues, management of technical services, and strategic planning.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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


EDF4867 Information and communication technology education in the secondary years A or EDF4115 Information, communication technologies and new media


EDF4410 Information technology/computing education