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EDCU12039 - Design and Digital Technologies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Design and Digital Technologies introduces students to both the nature of learning in Design and Technology and Digital Technologies to enhance problem solving, innovation and creative thinking skills for 21st century learners. Students develop deep understanding of the thinking processes of planning, producing and evaluating which are essential processes in Design and Technology, and defining, organising and implementing which are essential processes in Digital Technology. They engage in design and digital challenges to build their own content and process knowledge in the learning area and reflect on the value of technological ways of thinking and learning for sustainability and innovation. Students explore a range of digital tools that support their engagement in the Design and Digital Technologies Curriculum content and pedagogy.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.48% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Tutors and students
Feedback
Unit requirements
Recommendation
Unit requirements will remain consistent.
Action Taken
Unit requirements have been reviewed.
Source: Tutors and students
Feedback
Assessment Requirements
Recommendation
Additional support will be embedded into the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Assessment requirements have been outlined in a standalone document as well as in embedded weekly materials.
Source: Tutors
Feedback
The unit provides insight into the Technologies curriculum that is highly relevant to the learning needs of teachers in schools.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to be responsive to initiatives by governing bodies and the needs of schools.
Action Taken
The unit maintains a strong focus on requirements in contemporary classrooms.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students enjoyed working through weekly content and tasks that contributed to overall assessment.
Recommendation
This approach to embedded learning activities that contribute to assessment tasks will be continued and strengthened.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation and comments in tutorials
Feedback
Students found engagement with design tasks led to greater understanding of the curriculum requirements.
Recommendation
The Technologies Design Process, and Computational Thinking will continue to underpin all learning activities as appropriate scaffolds for thinking.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Participate in individual and collaborative learning processes to improve professional understanding of content knowledge and teaching and learning in the Design and Digital Technologies learning area.
  2. Use current research and examples to explain the value, nature and pedagogical practices appropriate to the Design and Digital Technologies learning area.
  3. Recommend Information and Communications Technologies on the basis of their purposeful application to learning and student engagement in the Design and Digital Technologies curriculum learning area.
  4. Produce digital content by making effective and purposeful use of Information and Communications Technology to model Design and Digital Technologies curriculum learning goals.

Successful completion of the unit Design and Digital technologies provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of 1.2, 2.1, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 4.5, 5.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

Assessment tasks for this unit may be included in a portfolio and used as evidence of progress towards meeting the standards at Graduate career stage with evidence specifically related to teaching and learning in the Design and Digital Technologies area of the curriculum. Unit assessment also provides evidence of competence in meeting the ICT elaborations of these standards.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation