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The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Science (9889.2)

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


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Students will build on their existing science knowledge and develop a broader range of skills in the teaching of science to young children. Students will: explore a range of science concepts; recognise the importance of science specific pedagogy; and, identify opportunities for creative integration of science learning activities when programming. A range of innovative science teaching approaches will be actioned and reflection on these experiences will allow development of personal pedagogic frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Review the theoretical underpinnings of effective science teaching;

2. Identify the value of careful planning with respect to science teaching;

3. Recognise that design of science learning activities as part of an integrated program of teaching adds an exciting and fruitful dimension to the teaching of young children;

4. Use a wide range of resources, including ICT resources, they have available to them for the teaching of science; and

5. Demonstrate great confidence in the level of content knowledge they carry into future science teaching.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week and 5 days Professional Clinic within schools.


Must have passed 36 credit points.



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