Knowledge and Communication Technologies

Course code EDUC6751Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore the ways in which new technologies can be used to support and extend student learning. Through project-based tasks students will develop the capacity and confidence to employ digital devices and software applications to construct and communicate new knowledge in and beyond the classroom. Attention will also be given to the social impact of technology; frameworks for thinking about the pedagogical use of new technologies; digital, visual and media literacy; and information literacy processes.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1) Relate relevant pedagogical frameworks and curriculum models to classroom use of new technologies.
2) Use technology as a tool to facilitate quality teaching and learning.
3) Construct and communicate new knowledge using digital devices and software applications.
4) Display an understanding of critical, digital, visual, media, and information literacy.
5) Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively on a project-based learning task.
6) Explain the social impact of new technologies.
Content* Frameworks for the pedagogical use of new technologies.
* The role of technology in knowledge construction and communication.
* Digital, visual and media literacy concepts and principles.
* The information literacy process.
* The design process and project-based learning of new technologies.
* Evaluation of new technologies and their social impact.
* Practical skill development with digital technologies.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Case StudiesIndividual design or analysis of example of technologically mediated inquiry or project based learning.
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual reflective journal, essay evaluation, blog, or other form of critical reflection on technologically mediated learning projects.
ProjectsCollaborative inquiry or design projects using technologies nominated by the course coordinator.
Contact HoursLecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6751