Information & Communication Technology Education (ICT Education)
ICT in the classroom!
Learning with Information Communication Technology (ICT) provides the essential skills necessary to operate effectively in the 21st century while providing a learning environment that is interesting and engaging. ICT education at UNE is integrated across all teaching qualifications. We have an outstanding online study program, where we provide support through podcasts, blogs and discussion forums (to name a few) to develop student-teacher interaction. On campus courses offer full interaction with staff and students in stimulating workshops and seminars related to developing skills and teaching with ICT.
ICT Education units of study are core to all UNE teaching service programs. There are two aspects to our courses and our units of study in ICT education:
- teaching about ICT; and
- teaching with ICT.
Study ICT education units in your undergraduate or postgraduate study
Whether you are a student teacher or a qualified teacher wanting to advance your skills, our priority in teacher education is to ensure you develop ICT skills for active and meaningful learning, and to learn ICT teaching and learning strategies. We encourage you to be confident and creative in your approach to using ICT in your classroom. As a pre-service teacher, you are required to participate in professional experience (practice teaching) in schools to deliver effective teaching and learning activities that employ ICTs to achieve your students' learning outcomes.
Our focus is that graduate teachers meet the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Professional Teaching Standards, and have achieved the mandatory requirements developed by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, namely:
- an understanding of the underlying pedagogical assumptions of ICT, eg gender and ethnic bias, educational relevance, social impact, suitability for the classroom environment, for cooperative learning and for peer interaction;
- consideration of the issues of appropriate access to, and verification of,information gained from a variety of sources including the Internet;
- an understanding of innovation in information and communication technologies and their potential for enhancing student learning;
- a developed awareness of the range of applications and adaptive technologies available to support students with special needs;
- an evaluation of ICT-based learning materials and software for educational purposes;
- an effective employment ICT applications to support specific syllabus outcomes, content and processes;
- developed skills to design a range of ICT-based assessment tasks employing marking criteria clearly linked to syllabus outcomes;
- an understanding of the requirements that they and their students use electronic information appropriately including in relation to plagiarism, copyright, censorship and privacy;
- a developed capacity to employ software to construct texts, manipulate images, create presentations, generate digital sound and visual sequences, store and retrieve digital information for classroom and on-line learning;
- a demonstrated a capacity to critically evaluate, retrieve, manipulate and manage the information from sources such as the Internet, CDs, DVDs and other commercial programs;
- a successful use of software that supports social networks and communication including email, forums, chat and list services; and
- a developed capacity to use appropriate software for student profiling and reporting, lesson preparation and class/faculty administration.
The ICT Education team have many years of classroom experience. We encourage you to be confident and creative in your approach to using ICT in your classroom.
ICT lecturers actively carry out research into learning with ICT. This research directly informs the education programs.
Units of study
Courses of study
ICT Education is integrated into the following awards:
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (In-service Conversion)
- Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Business)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science)
- Graduate Certificate in Education Studies
- Master of Education (eLearning)
- Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Master of Teaching (Secondary)
If you already have a completed degree with a major in IT, complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to attain your teaching qualification.
ICT Education is also offered to students wishing to upgrade from a 3-year teaching qualification.