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ED5963 - Digital and Design Technologies for Primary Teachers

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary).

The primary goal of this subject is to foster pre-service teacher development towards the Graduate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers requirements in the context of design and technologies and digital technologies, the two distinct but related subjects of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. Upon completion of this subject, graduate student teachers will be able to approach the teaching of technologies positively, including coding and robotics, with an accurate and thorough understanding of learning experiences that critically respond to community-based priorities. Through a focus on pedagogical practices that support learning, especially through differentiated practice for diverse learners, students will develop and demonstrate a thorough 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. Students will explore their role in influencing learning through unit planning, focusing on how their teaching must be responsive to individual student's needs as they plan learning experiences that provide primary students with authentic opportunities to create solutions, consider sustainable patterns of living and contribute to preferred futures for themselves and others.

Learning Outcomes

  • design, implement and evaluate curriculum, assessment and differentiated learning opportunities through the development of a Technologies Unit with a sequence of 4-6 lessons, with a view to enhance learning outcomes for all students, including those from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds and with specific learning needs through the use of design thinking strategies;
  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, data, problems, concepts, theories and recent developments in the fields of teaching and learning in professional practice and research contexts as associated the Australian Curriculum: Technologies learning area;
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of Key Ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies learning area and the two distinct but related subjects: Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies;
  • critically reflect on their role in influencing learning through unit planning, focusing on how their teaching is responsive to individual students needs;
  • plan learning experiences that provide primary students with authentic opportunities to creating solutions, consider sustainable patterns of living and contribute to preferred futures for themselves and others.

Subject Assessment

  • (10%)
  • (40%)
  • (50%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
Knowledge of Learners and Learning as established in ED5950 Teaching for Diversity as established in ED5960

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 18 hours - online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 18 hours - online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.