What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
Digital Technologies 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 some knowledge of computer programming and information systems is assumed. This course prepares students to teach the Digital Technologies subject for Years 7-10 students in Secondary Schools. Digital Solutions will subsequently explore the Years 11 and 12 curriculum in Tri-Semester 2.
Each week students will spend four hours exploring a particular theme. Because four hours is a long time to sustain attention, it is broken into blocks, the first will be direct instruction using a combination of lecture and directed activities, followed by discussion of this content, then we you will do simulated teaching using game based learning, and finally we will have an ongoing project based learning activity. Off campus learning is not supported and students will need to attend to gain full benefit from the course.
Students have two assessment tasks to complete for this course, the first is an investigation of different approaches to teaching Digital Technologies where you Review and Relate approaches, due mid March, the second is a Planning activity where you detail how you would teach and assess a unit (with two detailed lesson plans) to a defined group of students, due mid April.