4001EDN (retired 2012)


Information Communication Technology and Pedagogy



Learning and teaching in the 21st Century requires future teachers to demonstrate the effective integration of ICT and digital pedagogies. This course provides students with opportunities to explore and develop deeper understandings of professional knowledge, professional practice, professional values, and professional relationships to effectively integrate ICT to enhance learning and teaching. Innovative uses of ICT will be encouraged and pedagogical frameworks will be analysed. Education Queensland's Smart Classroom Professional Development Framework and the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards will underpin the construction of items for inclusion in students' e-portfolios. Professional practice will provide an opportunity for students to implement and reflect upon their ICT pedagogical practices.

4001EDN ICT and Pedagogy focuses on the development of understanding of pedagogies to enhance learning using ICT, and the possibilities which ICT create for innovative pedagogical approaches. ICT pedagogies are examined both theoretically and practically so that students are able to articulate and justify the benefits to learning that the integration of ICT enables. Pedagogical frameworks such as ‘digital pedagogies’, ‘disruptive pedagogies’ and ‘online pedagogies’, as well as the theoretical learning models that underpin these pedagogies will be explored.

4001EDN has been designed for pre-service teachers to build and demonstrate their capacity to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the curriculum. In addition, this course will address the requirements expected to obtain Education Queensland’s ICT Certificate.

Aims, Objectives & Graduate Attributes

Course Aims

In this course students will engage with theoretical frameworks that will help them underpin and analyse their future practices with ICT. These frameworks include the exploration of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and The Digital Learning Matrix. These frameworks will provide the theoretical background to help shape each student's use of ICT to enhance their teaching and learning. Practical tasks that involve creating and designing with ICT will help build students’ repertoires for classroom integration. Current educational frameworks and reform agenda in Queensland will underpin student development of assessment items.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  1. acknowledge historical and current international and national policies that have influenced the use of ICT in learning in Queensland schools including the Queensland College of Teachers Professioanl Standards and the Smart Classroom Professional Development Framework;

  2. develop an understanding of teaching and learning theories and frameworks that inform ICT pedagogies;

  3. understand the changes in our life worlds and the associated reconstuctions of pedagogy;

  4. respond to various challenges that impact on the integration of ICT into learning;

  5. examine and critique personal beliefs and practices that direct your use of ICT;

  6. create and plan student learning experiences where learners actively use technology to organise, research, interpret, analyse, communicate and represent knowledge;

  7. effectively manage students' access to a range of technologies in different learning environments; and

  8. develop strategic pathways to further advance oneself in the use of ICT applications.

Graduate Attributes


The course will contribute to Griffith University's aims to prepare graduates to be leaders in their fields by being:
  • Knowledgeable and Skilled in their Disciplines
  • Effective Communicators and Team Members
  • Innovative and Creative with Critical Judgement
  • Socially Responsible and Engaged in their Communities
  • Competent in Culturally Diverse and International Environments


Course Discussion



Required Texts

In this course you will need access to the following:

Learning Place Affiliates Subscription ($30)

This provides you with access to Education Queensland's The Learning Place for one year. You will have access to  curriculum resources, online tools, teacher planning documents and blogs. You must hold a valid Blue Card to be eligible for this access agreement. Further details will be provided in the first workshop.

To organise access, go to the School of Education and professional Studies office (level 3, G30) and get an application form from the school secretary Tiffany. You will need to take this to student admin and pay the fee and return the form and a payment receipt to Tiffany. This will then be processed and details sent to Education Queensland to give you access to the Learning Place.


Workshops

1pm - 4pm Wednesdays in Building G31 Room 2.15

The course runs for eight weeks (and then a final workshop in Week 13) with three hours of contact time per weeks plus online activities and opportunities for wider professional learning. Professional experience will provide an opportunity for students to implement, collect evidence and reflect upon their ICT pedagogical practices.


This course will be modelling the Flip Teaching approach in which it is necessary for you to complete readings in preparation for each workshop. Workshops will focus on the Socratic Method in which you will be asked inquiry questions or to present a position between opposing viewpoints based on your preparation. The intent is to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. The lecture and your responses during the lecture will be recorded and made available for later review to assist you in your assessment. While rather extreem, the movie The Paper Chase provides an example of the Socratic Method. Come prepared.











During the workshop you will be also questioned on your understanding of concepts using (Peer InstructionConcepTests that involve 1. lecturer posing questions based on your responses to pre-class readings; 2. reflecting on the questions; 3. committing to individual answers; 4. lecturer reviewing your responses; 5. discussing your thinking and answers with your peers; 6. committing again to individual answers; and finally, 7. lecturer again reviewing responses and deciding whether more explanation is needed before moving on to the next concept.




Following this section of the workshop, in weeks 2 to 8 there will be student led sessions on an area of specialist study. Each week in a group of three (or two if necessary) you will prepare and have 15 minutes (strictly adhered to) to illuminate us on an aspect of your groups area of speciality (see below). This may be through a presentation, demonstration, practical activity, discussion, or other pedagogical process. You will need to gauge the class to ensure that all members gain from the experience and this may involve differentiating to ensure that novice and advanced students are all engaged in learning. 


Suggested student led areas of speciality:



Link to edit student list

During the course we will focus on the following concepts:


Week 1

Course introduction
Presentation on ICT and Computer Ed
Presentation from The Learning Place
Setting up our digital learning environment
Setting up your digital portfolio

Week 2

Socratic exploration of Smart Classrooms PD Framework and TPACK (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)


Week 3

Socratic exploration of Horizon Reports and the future of Educational Technology (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)

Week 4

Socratic exploration of 21C Skills and Blooms Digital Taxonomy (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)



Week 5

Socratic exploration of Digital Learners and Expectations of Students (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)


Week 6

Socratic exploration of Digital Pedagogies and Expectations of Teachers (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)
Week 7

Socratic exploration of the Australian Curriculum and Digital Technologies (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)



Week 8

Socratic exploration of Professional Learning Networks and Associations (1hr)
Peer Instruction ConcepTests
Expert group presentations (2hr)


Week 13

Socratic exploration of what you have learnt on placements (1hr)
Finalising your digital portfolios
Celebration



Assessment (Learning Adventures)


You will undertake two tasks during this course to assist your learning and assess of how well you can:

  1. acknowledge historical and current international and national policies that have influenced the use of ICT in learning in Queensland schools including the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards and the Smart Classroom Profesional Development Framework;

  2. demonstrate an understanding of teaching and learning theories and frameworks that inform ICT pedagogies;

  3. articulate the changes in our life worlds and the associated reconstuctions of pedagogy;

  4. detail the various challenges that impact on the integration of ICT into learning;

  5. examine and critique personal beliefs and practices that direct your use of ICT;

  6. create and plan student learning experiences where learners actively use technology to organise, research, interpret, analyse, communicate and represent knowledge;

  7. manage students' access to a range of technologies in different learning environments; and

  8. develop strategic pathways to further advance oneself in the use of ICT applications.


Assessment Summary

Assessment Task  Due Date WeightingLearning Objectives 
Presentation27/04/2012 Week 8 5pm40%   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Digital Portfolio1/06/2012 Week 13 5pm60% 1, 2, 4, 6, 7


Learning Adventure 1: Presentation

The Presentation Task involves working in a group to produce a professional development video and an individual blog/website detailing your learning during the first eight weeks of the course.

Criteria

  • Conceptual Understanding; (20)
  • Presentation Content; (15) and
  • Presentation Engagement. (5)
1500 Words
5 minute video

Submission    

Via email

Details


Learning Adventure 2: Digital Portfolio

The Digital Portfolio Task demonstrates that you operate at the ICT Certificate level of the Smart Classrooms Professional Development Framework.

Criteria

  • Professional Knowledge; (20)
  • Professional Practice; (20)
  • Professional Values; (15) and
  • Professional Relationships. (5)
2000 words

Submission   

Via email

Details