Discovering Science

EDU30011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

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

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to some of the main principles of science and scientific knowledge and why it is important in the modern world. School students will explore and become familiar with the scientific content and concepts within the relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum. They will discover how children’s scientific knowledge and understandings develop from early to later primary school. A key focus of the unit is for students to learn how science learning and teaching can be fun, engaging and relevant for school students from Foundation to Grade 6.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Advocate Science as being an important discipline in today’s world.
2. Explain how children’s knowledge and understanding of key science principles are supported by the aims and rationale of the relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum.
3. Use relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum to teach scientific concepts.
4. Create engaging science activities that would appeal to children.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)