Science and Technology

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

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

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

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

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.