Digital Technologies in the Curriculum

Subject EDUC90590 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject will examine key aspects the uses of digital technologies in education, with a specialization (chosen by the student) in primary, secondary, or higher education. A detailed investigation of the roles and uses of digital technologies in a selected area of the curriculum will be undertaken. Implications of technological changes in society for the curriculum will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will have demonstrated that they can critically engage with research and professional literature and can determine implications for the curriculum in their educational setting.


Essays & papers (100%), equivalent to 5000 words, due throughout the semester

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be capable communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices.
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence.
Related Course(s): Master of Education
Master of Education

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