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ED1440 - Technologies for Early Childhood Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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The primary goal of this subject is to foster pre-service teacher (PST) development towards the Graduate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). PSTs will plan playful learning experiences for children from birth to 5 years old, with and through technologies, to develop a foundation for future success in learning and maximise their potential. PSTs will be introduced to Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies, the two distinct but related subjects of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies for children from 5 to 8 years old. Upon completion of this subject, PSTs will be able to approach the teaching of technologies positively, including coding and robotics. Through a focus on pedagogical practices, PSTs will develop and demonstrate an introductory understanding of the content and processes of technologies education including 'thinking in technologies' (design, systems and computational thinking), project management and how the ICT General capability is used to support technologies learning. PSTs will also explore their role in influencing learning through planning learning experiences that provide early years students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, with authentic opportunities to be successful learners, confident and creative individuals and problem solvers.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of the EYLF and key ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies learning area;
  • Reflect on play-based learning and design thinking to support young children's use of their imagination and creativity to create design solutions;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Curriculum Technologies learning areas, two distinct but related subjects: Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies;
  • demonstrate a broad range of teacher knowledge, competencies and dispositions that address effective teaching of technologies for using ICTs to expand curriculum learning opportunities for young children (birth to 8 years old);
  • develop learning experiences that provide early years students with authentic opportunities to create solutions, consider sustainable patterns of living and contribute to preferred futures for themselves and others.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Poster - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (50%) - Individual.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 04-Nov-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.