Technology Culture and Education

Subject EDUC90589 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Online / distance mode

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours online interaction
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Mr Ted Clark


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject analyses of the use of information and communications technology in education, domestic and adolescent and other cultures using current and developing social and education theory. It particularly focuses on identifying educational and social theory perspectives on current and potential uses of technologies in schools and other education and digital settings. It critically appraises developing theories and controversies around new network based learning, communication and other social practices. It compares social, political and educational perspectives on issues that emerge from the use of information technology and technological networks in education and associated cultures.
  • Analyse and compare educational, sociological, philosophical and psychological perspectives on the relationship between information and network technology, education and society.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contrasting theory and social commentary positions surrounding the introduction of network and information and communications technologies to various levels of education;
  • Identify relationships between social and information networks and connections between communications technology cultures and learning.
Assessment: Online seminar debate 50% equivalent to 2500 words, due throughout the semester
Online presentation 50 % equivalent to 2500 words, due at the end of semester

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Be able to develop evidence based arguments associated with social and education theory relevant to information technology and its use in education;
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to online discussion in a constructively critical ways;
  • Develop skill in communicating online, in both text and audio visual based digital technologies using various network and information technologies.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Education

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