13 x 2-hour workshops per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
1 Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1b Admission into BAEPRP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Primary) Pathway)
2 EDUC1120 - Teaching and Educational Contexts
3 Admission into BAMTPRP - Bachelor of Arts conditional entry to Master of Teaching (Primary)
3a Admission into BAMTSP - Bachelor of Arts conditional entry to Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2) or ((3 or 3a)))
Assumed knowledge
Basic IT and numeracy skills and lesson planning
Online activities, Oral presentation, Integrated sequence of lessons
Topic description
This topic is designed to develop students’ pedagogical content knowledge and confidence to teach and assess the digital technologies curriculum across the primary years. Emphasis is placed on empowering students to design opportunities for children to become innovative creators of digital solutions, effective users of digital systems and critical consumers of information conveyed by digital systems. Students will design learning challenges which foster children’s curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. The topic explores the underpinning content knowledge associated with the components of digital systems (hardware, software and networks) and how data are represented and structured symbolically for use by digital systems. The processes and production skills required to create digital solutions to problems and opportunities are also examined which include the skills in using digital systems; critical and creative thinking including systems, design and computational thinking.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to experience effective digital technologies pedagogical practices

  • Develop knowledge and understanding in the area of digital technologies: the fundamental thinking skills of design thinking, computational thinking and digital systems thinking, and the concepts of abstraction, data collection, representation and interpretation, specification, algorithms and implementation

  • Develop confidence to plan and assess learning activities, and resource selection and curation for the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies subject and integrate this with other learning areas such as English and Mathematics.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies subject

  2. Select and curate resources for the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies subject

  3. Plan and assess appropriate learning experiences in the area of digital technologies and integrate these with other learning areas such as English and Mathematics

  4. Justify teaching and learning approaches in Digital Technologies based on research

  5. Demonstrate communication skills aimed at professional, academic and lay audiences.