Science and Technology

EDU30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 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.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22





Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources that enable them to offer a variety of science experiences to young children. It will teach an appropriate science and technology curriculum for children aged birth to five years of age.

Unit learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Summarise the importance of science content, processes and attitudes in teaching young children.
2. Describe key science and technology concepts and explain how to promote concept development for children aged birth to five years of age.
3. Evaluate teaching approaches to science and technology appropriate to the content area and levels of understanding of the children they teach including assessment strategies.
4. Design learning opportunities, and learning plans that contribute to children’s interest in and understanding of scientific thinking using relevant science and technology curriculum documents from the relevant Early Years Learning Framework and/or the Victorian Early Years Developmental Learning Framework.
5. Create opportunities for design, technology and digital technologies to be integrated with science learning experiences.