Course Title: Computing and Technology Method A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computing and Technology Method A

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 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

Completion of at least a sub-major in Technology Studies (or approved equivalent)

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 operation; computer applications; and implications of computer use for secondary schools. This course will focus on the planning of classroom and curriculum materials for Years 7 to 10.

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.
• Use curriculum documents and relevant resources to design a course of study and plan classroom activities and materials in Computing and Technology.

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

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, written, oral or performance based assessment).

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