Details for Curriculum Studies – Information Processes and Technology

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS228 Curriculum Studies – Information Software and Technology, and provides teacher education students with an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice. It encourages critical engagement with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 Syllabus. This subject equips teacher education students to teach both the Preliminary and HSC courses of study with a focus on integrated, project-based learning that explores the development, testing, maintenance and evaluation of information systems, communication systems and software solutions, as well as their impact on society. Teacher Education Students will engage with Christian worldview and other cultural and ideological perspectives on the teaching of Information Processes and Technology to form their own evidence-based philosophy of teaching.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS338
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Codrington

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Information Processes and Technology

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS228 Curriculum Studies – Information Software and Technology, and provides teacher education students with an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice. It encourages critical engagement with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 Syllabus. This subject equips teacher education students to teach both the Preliminary and HSC courses of study with a focus on integrated, project-based learning that explores the development, testing, maintenance and evaluation of information systems, communication systems and software solutions, as well as their impact on society. Teacher Education Students will engage with Christian worldview and other cultural and ideological perspectives on the teaching of Information Processes and Technology to form their own evidence-based philosophy of teaching.

Outcomes

  1. Describe and discuss the philosophies and perspectives of a range of writers in the area of learning and teaching of Information and Communication Technologies from Christian and alternate contexts.
  2. With reference to the NESA Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 Syllabus develop student-centred innovative and well-designed Lesson Sequence 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), diverse backgrounds and Christian and alternate school contexts.
  3. Design and critically reflect upon units of work, lesson sequences, and curriculum materials using threshold concepts and skills development, knowledge acquisition and signature pedagogies that incorporate ICT, appropriate communication strategies and project management techniques, Quality Teaching Framework, and Great Teaching Inspired Learning using Understanding by Design;
  4. Determine appropriate pedagogies for critically evaluating the legal, ethical, social and industrial issues relating to the use of current and emerging technologies;
  5. Prepare and critically reflect upon a variety of assessment instruments using ‘best practice’ that demonstrate understanding of statistical information, assessment moderation and its application to judge student achievement through assessment of learning, for learning and in learning, and reliably report to parents/carers.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

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

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (20%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (50%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (30%)