Teaching Science

EDU30064 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

This unit builds upon pre-service teachers to explore the relationship between Science and Technology. This unit prepares pre-service teachers to plan, teach, and assess and report, on student learning within the learning area of Science in the primary classroom.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Develop and evaluate engaging Science lesson plans and / or unit outlines, in accordance with relevant National, State and / or Territory curriculum documents that adhere to inclusive and safe practice.
2. Analyze pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Science in the Primary classroom including the teaching of Science as part of STEM.
3. Develop 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).
4. Analyze a range of assessment strategies and record keeping instruments within Science in terms of its purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
5. Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Science classrooms.