|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a major transformative force in contemporary industry and society, requiring a conscious response from education. The Australian national vision for ICT in education includes that students should leave school with the knowledge and skills required to apply ICT in their careers and that ICT should be used to enhance learning and teaching across the curriculum. The general capability for ICT included in the Australian Curriculum addresses the first part of the vision by involving “students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.” For this vision to be achieved teachers must be prepared to be capable of imparting the relevant knowledge and skills for the general capability, apply ICT creatively to enhance learning and teaching in all learning areas, and engage in their own professional learning to maintain and extend their capability as ICT continues to evolve. This course will address these essential components of teacher preparation with a focus on developing professional educators capable of responding with autonomy and expert judgements to the needs of learners in a time of change, using the Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework.
This course aims to develop critically reflective, expert classroom ready teachers who are able to effectively, creatively and safely use ICTs to enhance and transform the ways their learners think and learn, and their own professional practice. Preservice teachers engage in developing advanced understanding of the complexity of technological change and its broader impact on society. The course scaffolds the critical examination of what it means to be a citizen and teacher in contemporary digital world. Preservice teachers synthesise these complex changes, reflect on the impact on the education system, curriculum, and the practice and expectations of teachers. The material presented scaffolds the exploration, synthesis and critical analysis of contemporary practice and research around the use of ICTs to transform student learning within chosen discipline areas.