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Living and Learning with Technology (EDN113)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit focuses on technologies, not as hardware and software that are objects of study themselves, but as tools for personal learning and contemporary teaching. The unit will give students the opportunity to explore technology as social beings, as student learners and as classroom teachers. Tasks will be documented and presented in a website that students create, and will focus on the creation of authentic and useful products (such as websites and digital teaching resources).
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of safe, responsible and ethical use of technologies in learning and teaching.
2. Use a range of software, applications and technologies with confidence.
3. Access and evaluate web-based resources.
4. Collaboratively plan, create, organise and publish information-rich authentic learning tasks and curriculum using a range of software and web applications.
5. Explain ways of using ICT as cognitive tools in educational settings.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is a guided approach based on meaningful learning principles. This class will not teach technology tools in a step-by-step fashion, but students will be guided to learn in collaborative classes focusing on support. The guiding approach is that students learn best 'with' technology rather than 'from' it. Whatever the level of expertise with technology and ICTs, beginner or expert, this unit will allow students to demonstrate learning and growth in the use of ICTs over the semester. Students will be expected to search and read widely and apply their ideas to the resources they create. Learning in this unit will be applicable throughout the course and into the students' teaching careers.
Other Learning Experiences Online Module: 1 hour per week.
Assessment Refer to assessment items below
Prerequisites Enrolment in an initial teacher education course or permission from the Unit Coordinator.
Notes The unit is designed for students to use their own technology. Internal classes are not held in computer labs (although tutorial rooms have access to an electronic whiteboard). Students need to bring a laptop to class.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Early Childhood and Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
Secondary Teaching (Arts Combined English) (BEd)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Secondary Teaching (Arts Combined History) (BEd)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Secondary Teaching (Combined Science Degrees) (BEd)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Secondary Teaching (Science Combined Mathematics) (BEd)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Secondary Teaching (Science Combined Sport and Health Science) (BEd)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Natasha Rappa

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6081
e: N.Rappa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.016 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Natasha Rappa

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6081
e: N.Rappa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.016 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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