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ED1440 - Technologies for Early Childhood Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education). NOTE: The delivery of this subject includes interactive online tutorials and requires students to have access to the World Wide Web for participation in this subject.

This subject provides an introduction to the Australian Curriculum Technology subjects (Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies); ICTs (Information Communication Technology) as a general capability and the components of information literacy. Students will engage with inquiring, creating, communicating and operating ICTs within an ethical framework along with exploring important current issues with ICT such as indigenous uses of ICT and ICT for sustainability. Digital teaching and learning theory and pedagogies are examined. Students will explore the social and psychological impact of information communication technologies and their connection with, and beyond education. You will find that the above as well as various key concepts, content, and teaching/learning theories introduced and explored in ED1440 are continued in other BEd subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate at an introductory level through the learning experiences provided, teaching strategies for using ICTs to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students;
  • demonstrate at an introductory level a broad range of teacher knowledge, competencies and dispositions that address effectively teaching of technology and ICT curriculum with an emphasis on the priority areas of Indigenous education, education for sustainability, rural and regional education in and for the tropics;
  • demonstrate at an introductory level knowledge and understanding of the concepts, content and teaching strategies of the technology learning area and ICT general capabilities;
  • demonstrate at an introductory level through the learning experiences provided, knowledge of a range of ICT resources that engage students in their learning;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an introductory level.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Neil Anderson
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: ict writing task and proposal (10%); ict practical activity (40%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Professor Neil Anderson
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: ict writing task and proposal (10%); ict practical activity (40%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

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.