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ED1440 - Technologies for Early Childhood Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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.

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 and the Early Years Learning Framework. 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 and an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework at an introductory level.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Assessment: digitial and design technology discussin board writing task and proposal (10%); digital technologies practical activity (40%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: digital and design technology discussion board writing task and proposal (10%); digitial technologies 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.