Science and Technology

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


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20

Last withdraw without fail:
21 Aug 20





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.

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.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education