Science in Primary School

EDU70011 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 – Fully online

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

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess Science in the primary classroom. They will gain knowledge of the principles, practices and curriculum context of teaching Science. Pre-service teachers will explore the relationship between Science and Technology (STEM). An emphasis will be placed on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to support teaching and learning within the Science learning areas.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the relevant National and/or State and Territory curriculum content within the learning areas of Science.
2. Analyse pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Science in the Primary classroom including the teaching of Science as part of STEM.
3. Evaluate digital science resources with a focus on student engagement and with consideration of safe and inclusive practices.
4. Generate plans of lessons/units of work that reflect relevant current curriculum documentation and contemporary pedagogical approaches including the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
5. Analyse a range of assessment strategies and record keeping instruments within Science in terms of its purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
6. Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Science classrooms.
 
From 2022
1.Explain the relevant National and/or State and Territory curriculum content within the learning areas of Science and understand professional learning needs.
2. Analyse pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Science in the Primary classroom including the teaching of Science as part of STEM
3. Evaluate digital science resources with a focus on student engagement and with consideration of safe and inclusive practices
4. Use curriculum, assessment and reporting to generate plans of lessons/units of work that reflect relevant current curriculum documentation and contemporary pedagogical approaches including the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT)
5. Analyse a range of assessment strategies and record keeping instruments within Science in terms of its purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints
6. Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Science classrooms


 

Courses with unit

This unit replaces EDU70002 Science and Technology in the Primary Classroom
 
MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)