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ED2440 - Technologies Across the Early Childhood Education Curriculum

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)

The subject will allow students to investigate the use of digital and design technologies for effective learning and teaching in early-childhood settings from birth to 8 years old and to integrate technology when planning and developing an online learning activity. This activity should cater for a diverse range of child/student needs and be coherent, well-sequenced learning task that develops students' creativity and problem solving abilities. It will also develop familiarity with the Australian technology curriculum and enable students to implement the technology curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework and to design learning tasks that demonstrate effective use of the technology curriculum at the relevant level.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate embedding of technology curriculum and Digital Technologies in planning showing content organized into a coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching program;
  • demonstrate familiarity with the technology curriculum and Digital Technologies;
  • design an online learning activity to develop creativity, problem-solving and higher order thinking skills at the students' learning level using design-thinking frameworks and the webquest format, through Google Sites;
  • distinguish between a variety of ICT curriculum models; be sensitive to curriculum issues relating to ICT, including social justice issues, and plan learning activities using ICT that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • apply skills in using and integrating ICT throughout the curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
Prerequisites: ED1440 OR ED1441

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Nadia Ghani.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); test (10%); assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); test (10%); assignments (40%).

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