Transformative Technologies in Education

EDU10021 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on the role that current and emerging technologies play within education contexts. Pre-service teachers will explore the changing nature of transformative technologies and be able to reflect on the social, ethical and professional expectations that the rise of technology brings to the classroom and to the nature of learning. Pre-service teachers will examine contemporary educational practices, and develop their own views and visions about curriculum and education appropriate for the digital age. In this unit pre-service teachers will reflect on, discuss and produce multimodal online educational resources and consider their use within a school curriculum and within broader society.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1.    Examine contemporary educational practices and the curriculum in the global context
2.    Justify an understanding of societal and professional expectations of education in an era of rapid change
3.    Analyse the role of emerging technologies and their impacts on the nature of learning
4.    Categorise and evaluate a range of multimedia resources, including emerging technologies and use them to produce authentic learning       experiences
5.    Apply ICT to facilitate learning and provide opportunities for engagement in self-regulating and cooperative activities
6.    Summarise and evaluate viewpoints to reflect on the social and ethical issues associated with responsible, safe and legal use of learning          technologies

Courses with unit

This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2 2021