EMT411 Using ICT with Children (8)

This subject considers the relationship between technology and children, and the use of technology in and beyond the early childhood and primary classrooms. Students will relate a child's socio-emotional development to new digital technologies as tools for learning and teaching. Media literacy in technology-supported classrooms will be emphasized through programming for learning and applying strategies for safely integrating new technologies using innovative practices. Students will become skilled in learning and teaching about children and digital technologies specifically in regard to relationships, ethical behaviours, health and wellbeing, citizenship, and play and pedagogy.


Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT411. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed subjects ESC407 and EMT302.

Incompatible Subjects

EMT302, ESC407

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use digital technologies to promote safe and ethical social interactions and collaborative learning between children, peers and adults;
  • be able to plan digital technology experiences for children that promote health, wellbeing, creativity and learning, including tasks that explore, evaluate, collect, organise and display data according to appropriate syllabus document requirements;
  • be able to plan learning opportunities about children's digital rights relating to socioeconomic, geographic, gender and culturally based contexts;
  • be able to understand the proactive adult supervision required for children's online activities, including the use of filters and restrictions on devices and networks;
  • be able to plan innovative opportunities for all children to explore and experiment with a diverse range of applications and digital technologies in a safe environment;
  • be able to model active decision making regarding digital technology mediated learning for use with and by children, collaboratively and independently; and
  • be able to select and evaluate software for educational use as well as for the purpose of planning, assessing, student profiling and reporting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module One: Technology and young children
  • What is different about teaching with technology
  • i. Pedagogy
  • ii. Child development and technology
  • iii. How does it enhance student learning?
  • iv. Using technology safely and ethically
  • Module Two: Technology in the classroom
  • a. Plan digital technology experiences for children including tasks that explore, evaluate, collect, organise and display data
  • b. ACARA ICT capabilities
  • i. Integrating ICT into teaching
  • ii. Assessing with ICT
  • c. Technology for all
  • i. Differentiation: dual language learners, different abilities, gender, socio-economic
  • ii. Individual and collaborative learning
  • Module Three: Technology beyond the classroom
  • a. Learning how to evaluate information from digital sources
  • b. Using technology for planning, reporting and administration
  • c. Social implications/outside the classroom (bullying etc)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT411 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Nesa elaboration report
Teaching and learning resources

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.