EDSE12024 - Digital Pedagogies in Secondary Schools

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit explores the technological competencies required within a 21st century connected society. It looks at the theoretical underpinnings of e-learning and how technology provides a platform for inclusivity, creativity and innovation with a particular focus on Web 2.0 interconnectivity. This unit is both theoretical and practical and provides opportunities to develop, refine and reflect upon skills and literacies associated with e-learning. While providing opportunities to expand and enhance the existing repertoire of technological competencies of pre-service teachers, the unit also encourages them to continue to reflect upon the cultural and critical dimensions of technological literacies.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Mackay City
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Mackay City
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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Portfolio 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.37% 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 evaluations, reflections, and emails.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the focus on values and beliefs which supported learning in their own context and based on their experiences.
Recommendation
The focus on values and beliefs is important and will continue, with contemporary research identifying the critical nature of these aspects in the uptake of ICT for learning transformation.
Action Taken
Focus on values and beliefs continued, informed by contemporary research into 21st Century learning and teaching.
Source: Student evaluations, reflections, and emails.
Feedback
Some students found the unit challenging because of low entry-level skills with ICT.
Recommendation
A module should be developed with materials and activities focused on core skills, and ICT as a general capability. This module should be linked from the unit materials where it is relevant.
Action Taken
Unit Coordinator had 3 Units to lead making it difficult to also develop the recommended module. Core skills were supported through weekly online drop-in sessions and extensive tutorials for skill development were provided within the Moodle site.
Source: Student feedback; tutor feedback
Feedback
Students enjoyed engaging with other students as a learning community as it positioned them in a classroom, rather than isolated in an online environment.
Recommendation
The focus on peer interaction and pedagogy is important and will continue, with contemporary research identifying the critical part played by communities of practice and peer networks to support teacher engagement with ICT toward transformational teaching and learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback; tutor feedback; Unit Coordinator reflection
Feedback
Extensive resources in both Moodle and Teams can become difficult to navigate. Others stated that the information was easier to access and engage with than other units they had completed.
Recommendation
Provide a singular source of key learning materials and resources (Moodle). Uee Teams as a platform for collaboration.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop and evaluate strategies to differentiate learning in ICT-rich learning environments to meet individual learning needs
  2. Design and create learning plans in which learner engagement is transformed by the use of ICT
  3. Propose learning strategies that are inclusive and learner-centred
  4. Model and support legal, safe and ethical practice in learners
  5. Participate in and contribute to the development of a professional online learning community.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

2.6 Information and Communication Technology

3.4 Select and use resources

4.1 Support student participation

4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio