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EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy

Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 17 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: David Jones
Moderator: Vicki Farwell

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254)

Other requisites

Pre-requisite: Students in all BEDU specialisations will have completed all prior Professional Experience courses in their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course. Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/educational/profexp/bluecard

Rationale

In the 21st century, information and communication technologies (ICT) are critically important to every facet of daily life at school, work and in leisure pursuits. Learning and teaching in the 21st Century requires educators to be proficient in situating ICT as integral to the curriculum, teaching and and to the learning experiences of students. For educators to be able to use ICT to make informed pedagogical decisions with respect to the use of ICT for teaching and learning and thus achieve curriculum goals, they must understand how students learn with ICT and the learning affordances provided by ICT.

Synopsis

Students will engage with the design and delivery of learning experiences for individuals and groups employing a range of developmentally appropriate and flexible teaching, learning and assessment strategies and resources in ICT enriched environments. The course includes a 15 day, school based practicum which provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding related to ICT and pedagogy and their ability to integrate ICT into the curriculum. This Professional Experience component will provide specific opportunities for students to plan, implement and reflect upon their developing ICT pedagogy. Resources developed throughout the course may be selected by students for inclusion in their digital portfolios, which they will create throughout the program as evidence of their learning. Note: Minimum enrolment numbers applying to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. The assessment item(s) that may be used to assess student achievement of an objective are shown in parenthesis. On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. outline the influence on curriculum and pedagogy of historical and current international and national policies and initiatives relevant to the use of ICT in diverse learning and teaching contexts [Assignment 1, Assignment 2]
  2. describe, discuss and apply teaching and learning theories and frameworks that inform ICT pedagogies [All assignments]
  3. examine, discuss and reflect on core ideas about the knowledge generation and knowledge economy and the implications of these for curriculum and pedagogy [Assignment 1, Assignment 2]
  4. discuss and reflect upon the role of ICT in the curriculum, learning and teaching [All assignments]
  5. examine and critique personal beliefs and practices that impact on their use of ICT for learning and teaching [All assignments]
  6. design and implement worthwhile student learning experiences in which ICT are integral to the curriculum and where learners are encouraged to use ICT to locate, organize, research, (interpret, analyse), communicate, represent and (create knowledge) appropriate to particular contexts [Assignment 2, Assignment 3]
  7. develop strategic pathways to continue their learning journey and professional recognition in relation to ICT and pedagogy [All assignments].
  8. demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing. (All assignments)

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. National and International ICT standards and frameworks for teachers 10.00
2. Learning theories and their implications for ICT use for teaching and learning 10.00
3. ICT pedagogies and professional practice 10.00
4. Teaching, values, equity and ethical practices with ICT 10.00
5. Professional relationships and ICT for teaching and learning 10.00
6. Investigating digital tools for teaching and learning with ICT 10.00
7. Planning, teaching and assessing with ICT 40.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=EDC3100)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 80.00
Independent Study 80.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1 1 26 Feb 2013 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 1 19 19 25 Mar 2013
ASSIGNMENT 2 40 40 22 Apr 2013
ASSIGNMENT 3 40 40 10 Jun 2013

NOTES
  1. A mark of one (1) indicates you have passed the Professional Experience component. A mark of zero (0) indicates you have not passed the Professional Experience component. Professional Placement should be conducted as per the Professional Experience Calendar unless approval has been granted by the Course Examiner.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    ONC: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    ONLINE: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course and must satisfactorily complete the sector-based professional experience.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.

  2. IMPORTANT NOTE: Working with Children: State law in Queensland requires that all adults (including university students, pre-service educators, trainers, vocational teachers, industry educators) working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland*, obtain approval before commencing such work. Many education courses include a practical component (professional experience, project work, research, assessment etc.) that may require engagement with children under the age of 18. It is your responsibility to ensure that you possess a current suitability card (Blue Card) before commencing any practical components of this course. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 UNLESS YOU POSSESS A CURRENT 'BLUE CARD'. For further information: http://www.usq.edu.au/educational/profexp/bluecard and http://www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/bluecard/index.html
    *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements.