What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
7060EDN Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in the Senior Years: Digital Solutions is a course of study at Griffith University for graduate students undertaking a Master of Secondary Teaching and having previously completed a computer science related degree so that knowledge of a computer programming language and information systems is assumed. This course prepares students to teach the Digital Solutions subject for Years 11 and 12 students in Secondary Schools. Digital Solutions builds upon the Digital Technologies course from Tri-Semester 1.
Each week students will spend two hours exploring a particular theme, broken into two, one hour blocks, the first will be direct instruction using a combination of lecture and directed activities, the second will be simulated teaching using game based learning. Off campus learning is not supported and students will need to attend to gain full benefit from the course. In addition, students may contribute to three, four hour Saturday (1st, 8th, and 15th of September) PD workshops to gain experience in teaching Digital Technologies.
Students have two assessment tasks to complete for this course, the first is an investigation of different approaches to teaching Digital Solutions where you use Critical Analysis and Evaluation, due mid September, the second is an Annotated Planning and Assessment Task where you detail how you would teach and assess a unit (with two detailed lesson plans) to a defined group of students, due early October.
Week 6 (20/8/18)
Compare the F-10 Digital Technologies curriculum to the QCAA Digital Solutions syllabus.
Examine the QCAA Digital Solutions Syllabus to identify its requirements for Senior computer education students.
Critically analyse learning and/or assessment materials to demonstrate an understanding of the syllabus objectives within the Queensland Senior Digital Solutions Syllabus.
Week 8 (3/9/18)
Explore in-depth the various Digital Solutions project options available to students and teachers in the curriculum.
Organise content to support effective learning and teaching sequences or projects that challenge and motivate learners in the senior secondary computer education classroom.
Week 9 (10/9/18)
Examine a range of concepts relevant to the effective teaching of computer education in the Senior years.
Set or negotiate learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students in the senior secondary computer education classroom of varying abilities and characteristics
Critically analyse, design and justify teaching strategies that are most effective in challenging and supporting inclusive student participation in computer education in the senior secondary years.
Week 10 (17/9/18)
Participate in workshops designed to build students’ capacity to plan for and deliver high quality computer education for topics within and beyond the current syllabus document.
Within planning processes create, select, negotiate and employ a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in computer education learning.
Critically analyse, design and justify learning and assessment to demonstrate an understanding of how computer education students learn in the senior years of schooling.
Week 11 (24/9/18)
Develop the skills and understandings required to design assessment tasks that align with the requirements of the syllabus and the learning needs of senior computer education students.
Develop an understanding of the various assessment processes used within senior schooling.
Design and justify assessment specific to the syllabus requirements for Digital Solutions in the senior secondary years.