EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: Information Technology (8)


This subject explores a range of approaches to teaching Information technology subjects in a senior secondary school (Years 11-12). It aims to assist pre-service teachers to construct lessons and units of study that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant state syllabus documents, quality teaching strategies and assessment for learning. In NSW these documents refer to two syllabi, namely, Information Processes and Technology (IPT) and Software Design and Development (SDD).

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT444
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically review the Function and place of IPT and SDD
  • be able to differentiate a range of approaches to teaching and learning
  • be able to develop classroom management strategies
  • be able to develop IPT and SDD lessons and unit of study
  • be able to implement quality teaching and assessment for learning
  • be able to evaluate software and hardware resources appropriate for teaching
  • be able to develop assessment tasks that will differentiate student learning


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Topic Choices and ICT Pedagogies
  • Information Processes and Technology (IPT) syllabus and assessment
  • New Technologies
  • Designing the teaching program
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Teaching IPT and assessment for learning
  • Strategies for teaching programming and SDD documentation
  • Learning Through Reflection


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.