Details for Science and Technology: Part B

This subject will cover key content such as: the design process-defining the task, generating creative thinking and research techniques, using digital and multimedia for research, production and communications, selection of resources and materials and appraising the finished product; pedagogical concepts and approaches across each of the Stages; as well as developing engaging units; that adhere to inclusive and safe practices.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS312
  • Credit points: 10

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Science and Technology: Part B

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject further explores the ACARA F-10 Science and F-10 Technologies (Design Technologies and Digital Technologies) and NESA K-6 Science and Technology syllabus, particularly focussing on Technology. The NESA materials place Working Technologically within their syllabus. This subject will cover key content such as: the design process-defining the task, generating creative thinking and research techniques, using digital and multimedia for research, production and communications, selection of resources and materials and appraising the finished product; pedagogical concepts and approaches across each of the Stages; as well as developing engaging units; that adhere to inclusive and safe practices. It will also consider the importance of technology for the environment, communities and individuals.

Outcomes

  1. Critically examine and review curriculum documents and approaches based on current research into Science and Technology practice;
  2. Develop an annotated collection of differentiated resources used for science and technology reflecting the syllabuses;
  3. Construct learning experiences for using ICT and innovative practices aligned to the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus;
  4. Ensure safe and ethical use of ICTD;
  5. Discuss issues regarding the impact of technology in education and in society and one’s own professional development.

Subject Content

  1. The Science Curriculum: curriculum content - the made environment in the contexts of built environments, information and communication, products and services;
  2. Working Technologically: ICT technologies (computers, mobile devices, interactive whiteboards, etc), ICT in education, e-portfolios, assistive technologies, ICT as a productivity tool for both students and teachers, ICT safety and acceptable use policies, current technology issues;
  3. The design process:- defining the task, generating creative thinking and research techniques, using digital and multimedia for research, production and communications, selection of resources and materials and appraising the finished product;
  4. Instructional Design: ID theories, available e-learning and m-learning tools (free and commercial);
  5. Developing engaging and interactive educational resources; encouraging parent/carer engagement; evaluating educational software and resources; limitations of technology; knowledge of teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  6. Social Impact: Worldview, the knowledge generation, impact of technology on society;
  7. Issues in education - such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Intensive
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Forum Posts (20%)
  2. Professional e-Portfolio (30%)
  3. Major Project (50%)
  4. Personal Reflection (non-assessed)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references