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ED30483: Children and technology: a global perspective

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 90%, PF 10%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to:
* develop students' understanding of key sociological and psychological theories and concepts that are useful for studying and critiquing children and technology on a global scale
* engage students in critical evaluation and reflection upon key ideas and theories concerning the role that technology has on learning and psychosocial development in different contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit the student should be able to:
* Critically evaluate children's use of technology in education and society.
* Critically apply relevant learning (from psychology and sociology) to children and young people's use of technology
* Critically evaluate the ICT policy and curriculum and other relevant policy initiatives
* Critically evaluate the potential of new technology in relation to children with learning and developmental disorders
* Critically evaluate the relationship between children, technology and globalisation.
* Design and/or produce learning or professional resources mediated by digital media on the social media platform (web-essay and e-resources).

Skills:
Intellectual skills
* Critical reading of the literature, critical thinking skills . (T/F A)
* Can communicate ideas and research findings both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means. (T/F A)
* Can adopt multiple perspectives and systematically analyse the relationships between them. (T/F A)
* Academic writing skill critical writing skills. (T/F A)
* Can communicate ideas and research findings both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means. (T/F A)
Professional skills
* Teamwork facilitated by social and digital media . (T/F/A)
* Is sensitive to and can react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal factors in groups and teams. (T/F A)
* Is able to take charge of their own learning, and can reflect and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses for the purposes of future learning. (T/F A)
Practical skills
* IT skills - Is computer literate and is confident in using word processing, presentation software and library databases. (T/F)

Content:
Lecture themes and topics include:
* Theoretical underpinning (e.g., theoretical frameworks linked to motivation, learning, power, and psychological development))
* Digital Games and theirimpact on childrenand young people's academic and social development
* Risks of children online
* Social media and its impact on childrenand young people's academic and social development
* Mobile learning and children
* New technology in relation to children with learning and developmental disorders.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

ED30483 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology (Year 3)
  • UHED-AKB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology with Professional Placement (Year 4)

ED30483 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

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