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 undergraduate students undertaking a Bachelor of Education having studied prerequisite computing courses, and graduate students undertaking a Master of Secondary Teaching having previously completed a computer science related degree; so that 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 explore a particular theme 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.
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 Week 8, 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 Week 11.
Exploring educational policies related to ICT use in schools and the technologies that support the teaching of Digital Technologies.
Examining research and international best in Digital Technologies pedagogies, curricula, and assessment.
Experiencing and deconstructing junior secondary Digital Technologies learning activities and projects.
Exploring the technologies available to support learning in Digital Technologies and developing a scope and sequence of activities and associated lesson plans to address curriculum requirements.
Exploring assessment approaches to support and measure learning of Digital Technologies, including notions of formative, summative and diagnostic assessment.
Due to the Labour Day holiday, the online session this week will be held on Wednesday, NOT Monday.
Profile, unit overview, and assessment task development