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 teacher education students to construct lessons and units of study that are challenging, engaging, and supportive of school students' 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).


Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EMT443 and ICT discipline knowledge that aligns to and exceeds the requirements of the State's curriculum.

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 realise and apply the principles authentic pedagogy, and assessment for learning, in their planning for teaching senior secondary Information Technology;
  • be able to integrate cross-cultural content into units of work;
  • be able to evaluate software and hardware resources appropriate for teaching; and
  • be able to develop assessment tasks that will differentiate student learning.


This 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
  • Self-directed learning and Distance Education
  • Social and ethical issues, and integrating cross-cultural elements
  • Strategies for teaching programming and SDD documentation
  • Learning through reflection

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMT444 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 %
Assessment item 1: project based unit of work
Assessment item 2: complete unit of work

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.