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Science and Technology Education Graduate Entry (8916.2)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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    Syllabus

    Students participating in Science and Technology Education (6702) 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 terriorty 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 completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    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 the Australian curriculm;

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

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

    5. Develop a recognition of the significance of science and technology education for as part of an inclusive curriculum;

    6. Develop an understanding of children's experiences and learning in science and technology; and

    7. Develop confidence and increased interest in teaching science and technology to primary school students.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    An equivalent of 3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    NONE.

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Graduate Entry) or Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching (Graduate Entry)

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    7989 Science and Technology Education 1

    Equivalent Units

    NO.



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