EDCU20042 - Teaching Technologies and The Arts

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will be introduced to curriculum frameworks and a range of pedagogical and assessment approaches for teaching and using Technologies and The Arts in primary school learning environments. Through investigation of the five areas of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, namely, Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts, you will gain personal and practical experience in using the different symbol systems and ways of understanding and representing the world that The Arts provide and build your understanding of how arts practice relates to the formation and expression of social values, beliefs and identity. Through exploration of the two areas of Australian Curriculum: Technologies, you will be introduced to the nature of learning in Design and Technologies where you will use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities, as well as Digital Technologies where you will use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions. The unitwill equip you with dispositions for valuing the use of Technologies and The Arts for effective teaching and learning and with a working knowledge of some fundamental tools that can be applied across curriculum learning areas. You will also explore a range of tools that enhance and promote effective engagement through problem-solving, creative thinking and collaboration.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile

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 Postgraduate 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

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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%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.73% 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: Student evaluation feedback
The requirement to complete the arts and technology challenges is time consuming but results in practical learning that can be directly applied to the classroom.
Ensure students understand the time requirements for this unit and that it will result in relevant, practical learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Students were made aware of the time requirements for this unit and that it would result in relevant, practical learning outcomes.
Source: Student evaluation feedback
While most students appreciated the opportunity to work in a group for task 1, a number do not.
Review assessment task 1 and the nature of group activity and engagement.
Action Taken
Clear instructions were offered to the students for completion of the group activity for task 1
Source: Student Evaluation
Review the assessment load within the unit.
Action Taken
Source: Student evaluation
Group work
Review the nature of group work requirements for tasks.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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