Course Title: New Curriculum with New Media

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: New Curriculum with New Media

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2339

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Narelle Lemon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7808

Course Coordinator Email:narelle.lemon@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None listed


Course Description

This is an elective course that focuses on exploring the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in curriculum development contexts and how ICT might be used to transform curriculum. The course includes consideration of the use of ICT for the communication of ideas, exploring and designing new experiences and creating engaging learning environments. This course will have a focus on using ICT to engage students in the middle years of schooling. The course will focus on curriculum development using latest web applications, online digital resources, and creating meaning through multimedia applications found in Victorian primary schools.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Increase their awareness of a range of ICT applications and how they can be used in the classroom to enhance learning and teaching.
• Reflect on and critically evaluate the role of ICT in learning.
• Review and create strategies to incorporate ICT across curricula.
• Develop their skills and confidence in using a range of educational software applications.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Incorporate ICT effectively into curriculum contexts.
• Critically evaluate educational ICT applications.
• Use selected ICT applications with greater confidence and competence.


ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• 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.
• Understandings of how ICT resources can be integrated in meaningful ways that take into account students’ existing and diverse technological skills and to produce engaging and challenging curriculum.
• Understandings of how to use ICT in the classroom to facilitate learning, in particular critical skills such as information skills, analysis, problem-solving and decision-making.
• Abilities to provide opportunities for students to be engaged in ICT-enriched activities that are essentially self-regulating and cooperative.
• Awareness of how the classroom environment can be managed to empower students’ use of ICT.
• Personal proficiency in using ICT.


VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• 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 in face-to-face workshops including co-operative small-group work and discussions, guest demonstrators and practical ICT workshops.


Overview of Learning Resources

See part B


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, curriculum design, oral, written and performance based assessment).

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