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E-Commerce Toolbox teachers guide

Learning methodology

Learning design

This Toolbox takes the approach informed by the methodology of situated learning. It allows for the development of skills that are highly relevant and developed through interaction within an authentic environment.

The learning design utilises:

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learner centeredness

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the teacher’s role as facilitator

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activity rather than content-based learning

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exploratory, structured, and constructive learning processes

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the integration of experiences, perspectives, and situations that enable the learner to transfer to authentic environments.

Metaphoric teaching and learning environment

Toolboxes integrate the training and activities within a workplace metaphor to make the activities authentic and engaging. This Toolbox uses the metaphor of a “Tele-worker” (i.e. an IT worker) who uses an Internet connection to connect to the workplace.

Learning pathways

The Toolbox has been designed to provide flexible pathways through the content, activities and assessments. There are a number of possibilities, for example:

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The learner believes they have the skills, in which case they may begin immediately on the project.

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The learner reviews part of the resource pack – just enough to get started – and then references the resources as required.

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The learner works through the resource pack in its entirety before beginning the project tasks.

Target audience

The target audience has been identified as highly computer-literate learners seeking training in advanced and complex IT systems. They may be school leavers or mature age learners with industry experience, although it is expected they will have completed the Certificate IV in IT.

Language literacy and numeracy

This section outlines and summarises the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) standards utilised in the E-Commerce Toolbox.

Using the national reporting system on LLN, and in consultation with practitioners in LLN, we have determined that the entry requirements for this diploma level should be set at Level 4.

The National reporting system has definitions of five levels of competence and defines six domains of LLN.

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