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EET330 - Teaching with New Technologies

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Enrolment quotas apply to the Burwood (Melbourne) offering of this unit.

This unit will not be offered at Warrnambool in 2015.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Loong
Campus contact:

E Loong (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Lynch (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with: EST330
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week (first hour usually lecture format) for 9 weeks


This unit focuses on developing students’ awareness and understandings of the philosophical and practical implications of the use of digital technologies to support teaching and learning in schools. The unit also supports students to extend their ICT skills and to articulate how these skills are relevant to their emerging teaching philosophies and their future roles as classroom teachers. Assignments produced in this unit will contribute directly to students’ professional portfolios.

Topics addressed in this unit include:

  • Socio-cultural and historical understandings of educational technology
  • The transformative potential of new technologies
  • New digital technologies and emerging trends and possibilities
  • Leveraging ubiquitous technologies
  • Assessing and responding to risks associated with new technologies

Technologies in focus will include social software and emerging Web 2.0 applications, multimedia and digital learning objects, and classroom tools such as interactive whiteboards and tablet and handheld computers. This unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing students’ professional digital literacies through: the hands-on development of operational skills; engagement with research on current and emerging practices; and, the development of a critical perspective grounded in students’ own teaching goals and values.


Focus on skills 30%, 1200 words equivalent - An individual assignment, presented in digital form, and demonstrating operational skills learned.

Focus on application 40%, 1600 words equivalent -  A group assignment, presented in digital form, focused on the pedagogical application of technology.

Focus on philosophy 30%, 1200 words equivalent - An individual assignment, presented in digital form, focused on your emerging teaching philosophy.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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