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Creative Science Specialist (9867.2)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186935) - View
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Syllabus

This unit caters to students who wish to become specialist STEM teachers in a primary school setting. This unit will provide a further grounding in Scientific Principles as well as the teaching and learning of Australian Science curriculum (Foundation to 6). In addition this unit will introduce students to the methods of teaching science and to connect learning in the science with their understanding of arts elements, concepts and disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a developing understanding of the terminology and skills in the science strands as outlined in the Australian Science curriculum (Foundation to 6);

2. Demonstrate a developed understanding of scientific and creative process and values;

3. Demonstrate an appreciation for the commonalities and differences between science and arts learning and language;

4. Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of pedagogical methods used in Science as outlined in the Australian Science curriculum (Foundation to 6); and

5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the terminology and skills in the five arts disciplines as outlined in the Australian Arts curriculum (Foundation to 6).

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 x 1.5 hour tutorials each week (1 x Science Workshop and 1 x Science Teaching seminar).

Prerequisites

Must have passed 24 credit points including 9899 Scientific Principles.

Corequisites

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Primary Education (STEM).

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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