STEM Practices and Learning Opportunities G (11968.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ideas, methods and values associated with STEM Practices;
2. Identify and evaluate STEM Practices across a range of professions; and
3. Critically appraise educational resources through a STEM Practices lens.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesStudent must be enrolled in one of the following courses to enrol in this unit:
EDC101 Graduate Certificate in STEM Education
EDC103 Graduate Certificate in Education
EDM102 Master of Education
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 1
|15 January 2024
|Dr Tracy Logan
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 5
|26 August 2024
|Dr Tracy Logan
There is no required textbook for this unit. Weekly readings are included in the Canvas material.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit is an intensive 6-week study block. You need to plan your time carefully to enable you to make the most of the learning opportunities within the unit.
- Reading and private study: 50 hours
- Workshop and online participation: 50 hours
- Assessment tasks: 50 hours
Excluding assessments, the recommended time committment to this unit is approximately 16 hours per week.
Your participation in both online activities and tutorials will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums