Week 4 has introduced us two new terms– Constructing Knowledge and Transforming Knowledge. In one of the Week 4 activities, we are to identify two constructing knowledge content descriptors and two transforming knowledge content descriptors in the Science or History learning areas of the Australian Curriculum, for any level, and then share our findings in the forum. It is actually preparatory activity for our Assignment 2, which is about unit planning. And I have chosen to focus on Year 1 Science learning area for this forum posting activity.
After all, I feel that this activity is not necessary to only apply to our Assignment 2. Although we are the teachers of the kindergarten students in our practicum sites, we are also the students of EDC 3100. Consequently I am stimulated to find out the constructing knowledge and transforming knowledge that this course wants us to know.
I have identified a few, but not sure if I am correct. Please check it out =)
|Constructing Knowledge||Transforming Knowledge|
|National and International ICT standards and frameworks for teachers||outline the influence on curriculum and pedagogy of historical and current international and national policies|
|Learning theories and their implications for ICT use for teaching and learning||describe, discuss and apply teaching and learning theories and frameworks that inform ICT pedagogies|
|Planning, teaching and assessing with ICT||discuss and reflect upon the role of ICT in the curriculum, learning and teaching|
|Teaching, values, equity and ethical practices with ICT||examine and critique personal beliefs and practices that impact on their use of ICT for learning and teaching|
|Professional relationships and ICT for teaching and learning||develop strategic pathways to continue their learning journey and professional recognition in relation to ICT and pedagogy|
I have got these objectives and topics (I only pick up some) from 2013 USQ Course specifications from USQ website.