Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


In this course students will explore the social impact of technology; frameworks for thinking about the pedagogical use of new technologies and literacies; and 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.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Display an understanding of critical, digital, visual, media, and information literacy.

2. Use technology as a tool to facilitate quality teaching and learning in light of wider literacy issues.

3. Construct and communicate new knowledge using digital devices and software applications.

4. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively on a project-based learning task.


This course will address:

  • Digital, numerical and information literacy concepts and principles.
  • The role of technology in knowledge construction and communication.
  • Frameworks for the pedagogical use of new technologies to deal with wider literacy issues.
  • Project-based learning of new technologies.


Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Project: Interactive Digital Lesson Resources

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Course may be delivered on a weekly basis or in compressed delivery


Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.