Course Title: Computing and Technology Method B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computing and Technology Method B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Mr. John Bold

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7806

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 220.3.12

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on investigating, designing, producing and evaluating in the technology process. Students will gain an understanding of computer hardware and software systems; computer applications; and implications of computer use for secondary schools. This course will focus on pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices at VCE level.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Develop their understanding of curriculum documents that frame the use of ICT in schools.
• Plan and implement classroom units of work that embed ICT.
• Critically reflect on the role of ICT in schools and for learning.
• Develop practical skills in effectively teaching ICT in diverse school contexts.
• Effectively assess and report on students’ learning in Computing and Technology studies.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Use curriculum documents to support computer and technology studies.
• Plan and implement suitable activities in computer and technology studies.
• Appreciate the various applications of technology in teaching and learning.
• Understand practical issues in using ICT in school settings.
• Critically evaluate the use of ICT in their practice and school settings

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the social and ethical considerations in using ICT safely and responsibly in the classroom.
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

A number of relevant journals, articles and websites will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.