TEAC 7018 Computational Thinking across the STEM Curriculum
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102509
Coordinator Nathan Berger Opens in new window
Description This unit will enable students to develop knowledge of computational thinking as it can be applied across the STEM curriculum in schools. Students will learn about the nature of computational thinking as a problem solving approach which can be applied to produce digital solutions. The unit will allow students to undertake a critical examination of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the development of computational thinking and relevant pedagogical strategies to maximise student learning and engagement with STEM disciplines.
Discipline Teacher Education, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
An understanding of at least one STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) school syllabus.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of computational and algorithmic thinking
- Apply knowledge of the K-10 Australian curriculum: Digital Technologies in developing STEM units.
- Create and evaluate interdisciplinary STEM units which integrate computational thinking in meaningful ways across traditional subject boundaries.
- Apply an understanding of data management, organisation and representation for analytical problem solving.
1. The nature of computational thinking
2. The Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies
3. Algorithmic thinking
4. Working with data across the curriculum
5. Computational thinking across the curriculum
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Task 1||2000 words||50||N||Individual|
|Professional Task 2||2000 words||50||N||Individual|