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ED1440 - Technologies for Early Childhood Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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 (with reasonable bandwidth) for participation in this subject.

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.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Ms Siti Amasha
Lecturer: Miss Celina Lin.
Assessment: assignments (50%); presentation (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Dr Leanne Cameron, Dr Louise Phillips
Lecturer: Miss Celina Lin.
Assessment: assignments (50%); presentation (50%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Leanne Cameron
Lecturers: Mr Maxwell Lenoy, Dr Leanne Cameron.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); presentation (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.