EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology (8)

This subject explores a range of approaches to technology education in Years 7-12. It aims to assist teacher education students to construct computing technology specific lessons, and to program units of study that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of student learning. Students will be introduced to practical student-centred project-based learning in technology education. Particular attention will be devoted to the implementation of relevant state technology syllabus documents, authentic pedagogies, and assessment for learning in the context of secondary school information technology education. Students will learn about safety, control and risk assessment in information technology environments as well as strategies for the management of resources and equipment.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT443. 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

Assumed Knowledge

ICT discipline knowledge that aligns to and exceeds the state's curriculum

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply ICT concepts and metalanguage;
  • be able to critically review the contemporary technology curricula;
  • be able to define technological literacy as it relates to contemporary curriculum expectations;
  • be able to develop computing technology-focused lessons and units of study;
  • be able to realise and apply the principles of authentic pedagogy, and assessment for learning, in their planning for teaching;
  • be able to evaluate software and hardware resources appropriate for teaching secondary school;
  • be able to integrate cross-curriculum and cross-cultural content into units of work; and
  • be able to identify strategies for managing students and resources to help create a safe teaching and learning environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to the ICT syllabus
  • Teaching and ICT
  • Authentic learning
  • Project based learning and rich tasks
  • Authentic assessment and Integrating Literacy and Numeracy
  • Developing IST curriculum
  • Cross-cultural content and ICT
  • Creating safe learning environments

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT443 in Session 1 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 %
Assessment item 1: literature review
Assessment item 2: scope and sequence plan and ass
Assessment item 3: unit of work & forum

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.