Details for Curriculum Studies – Information and Communication Technology: Part A

In this subject students will also explore ways in which the development of ICT skills can be embedded across the curriculum to meet particular Years 7-10 requirements. Students will explore the use of ICT to implement responsible and ethical solutions to problems in a society characterized by rapid technological change, global communication and increasingly competitive knowledge-driven economies.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS418
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves

Prerequisites

A major in Computing or Computing Technology including at least two units that develop skills in the design and development of software e.g. programming in a computer-based language and system analysis, design, development and testing.

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Information and Communication Technology: Part A

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

Students will explore the use of ICT to implement responsible and ethical solutions to problems in a society characterized by rapid technological change, global communication and increasingly competitive knowledge-driven economies. This course provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching the ACARA curriculum Design and Technologies Stage 4 and 5 and the NESA Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus and Information and Software Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers' knowledge and pedagogical practice as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy. In this subject students will also explore ways in which the development of ICT skills can be embedded across the curriculum to meet particular Years 7-10 requirements.

Outcomes

  1. Review current literature on pedagogy and specify the implications of the Quality Teaching Framework and Great Teaching Inspired Learning for ICT;
  2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the contemporary principles of inquiry-based learning together with the key content, concepts, processes and skills in ACARA Design and Technologies curriculum Years 7-10 and the NESA Technology (Mandatory) and Information and Software Technology syllabuses;
  3. Develop student-centred innovative and well-designed unit of work that includes ICT content; skills; language, literacy and numeracy demands of the content; the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities; and identify, apply and assess age appropriate differentiated strategies for the full range of student abilities (supporting well-being and safety) and diverse backgrounds in Christian and alternate school contexts;
  4. Identify the social impact and discuss legal, ethical and industrial issues relating to the use of current and emerging technologies in secondary school teaching;
  5. Apply collaborative strategies and best practice project management techniques in the development and implementation of ICT solutions.

Subject Content

  1. Problem Solving: Defining and analysing problems; Factors affecting problem solving – technical, operational, financial, ethical; Designing solutions – concept mapping, brainstorming, observation, research, prototyping, storyboarding; Creating solutions; Evaluating solutions – factors and methods;
  2. Data handling: Data - forms, coding, sources, types, transmission, storage, compression, security; Relationship to information; Database design, Digital media; Ethical use of data; privacy issues; parent/carer engagement and awareness;
  3. Hardware: Functions – input process, output; Inside a computer, Devices and peripherals – Input, Output & Storage; Evaluating hardware when purchasing; Trouble-shooting tips and techniques; Care & maintenance; Computer networks; technological convergence in hardware;
  4. Software: Systems, Interface design; Human-computer interaction; Responsive design; Programming fundamentals; Artificial intelligence; technological convergence in software.
  5. Social Impact: Worldview; Effects of past, current and emerging information and software technologies; Assistive technologies; Telecommuting; Equity and access; Cyber bullying; Cyber terrorism; opportunities for Christian mission;
  6. Legal & Industrial Issues:  Legal and statutory responsibilities, Workplace Health & Safety; Ergonomics; Professional liability, Piracy; Copyright; Privacy; Information Security;
  7. ICT across the Curriculum:  Differentiating cross-curriculum versus discreet ICT skills; ICT as a discipline tool for class management; Strategies for embedding across the curriculum; pedagogical models in ICT in a BOYD environment;
  8. People: Roles and responsibilities; Careers in ICT, Teacher networks in ICT; Child protection government requirements;
  9. Project Management: Planning, Managing Resources – time, budget, people; Effective collaboration strategies; Communication techniques – verbal, written, graphical, visual; Risk management; Software tools.

 

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. Quizzes (25%)
  2. Unit of Work (35%)
  3. ICT Challenge (40%)

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