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Scientific Principles (9899.3)

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

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Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2020, ONLINE, BRUCE-ONL (203302) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186925) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166417) - View

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Syllabus

Students participating in Scientific Principles 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 be able to:

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

2. Understand the required teaching processes for science and technology as well as the concepts identified in particular syllabuses such as those in NSW, ACT and Australian Curriculums;

3. Appreciate the value of science and technology education and its relationship to other key learning areas, especially literacy;

4. Understand the nature of science and technology, and their relationships to everyday life and its social contexts; and

5. Recognise the aims, place and significance of science and technology education as part of an inclusive whole school curriculum.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Flipped classroom (1 hr) with Moodle support and 1x2 hour workshop per week

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM), Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts), Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) or Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education) courses.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

Year 10 Science.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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