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Science and Technology Education 1 (7989.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145652) - View

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    Syllabus

    Students participating in Science and Technology Education 1 will examine their own perceptions of science and technology and broaden their understandings about how to plan for and teach in this area, utilising key national, state and territory syllabi and curriculum support documents. In particular students will explore different teaching and learning approaches to science and technology education. In workshops students will explore technological and scientific learning from the perspective of the environment, gender, information, systems, materials and designing, making and appraising. Interconnections between each of these will be emphasised.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will:

    1. Develop their own approach to teaching science and technology and will understand the implications of this approach for children's learning;

    2. Develop an understanding of the required teaching processes for science and technology as well as the concepts identified in particular syllabus like that of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology documents and ACT Every Chance to Learn;

    3. Gain an appreciation for the value of science and technology education and its relationship to other key learning areas (KLAs), especially literacy;

    4. Develop a critical understanding of the aims and place of science and technology education in the school curriculum; and

    5. Develop a critical understanding of the nature of science and technology, and their relationships to everyday life and its social contexts.

    Contact Hours

    Seminar (approx. 1.5 hours). Workshops/Tutorials (1.5 hours).

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

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