Transformative Technologies in Education

EDU70013 12 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + Blended, and offered through SOL

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on the role that current and emerging technologies play within education contexts. Pre-service teachers will research the changing nature of transformative technologies and be able to critically reflect upon 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 investigate 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, analyse and develop multimodal online educational resources and consider their use within a school curriculum and within broader society.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically examine contemporary educational practices and the curriculum in the global context.
2. Justify and deepen an understanding of societal and professional expectations of education in an era of rapid change.
3. Analyse the role of emerging technologies and their transformative impacts on the nature of learning
4. Categorise and critically evaluate a range of multimedia resources, including transformative technologies and use them to produce authentic learning experiences.
5. Critically apply ICT to facilitate learning and provide opportunities for engagement in self-regulating and cooperative activities.
6. Synthesise viewpoints to reflect on the social and ethical issues associated with responsible, safe and legal use of learning technologies