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Engaging Children in Science

Undergraduate | CUR-EDE255 | 2024

Previously CUR-EDE272

Learn how to support young children’s inquiry into natural science by engaging their curiosity and desire to explore science content. Extend your knowledge and application of learning theories, teaching and learning approaches for science.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Engaging Children in Science

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. explain science concepts and demonstrate science skills
    2. demonstrate knowledge and application of learning theories, teaching and learning approaches from current literature and relevant curriculum documents for birth to 8 year old children’s science learning and assessments

    3. design effective science learning experiences for birth to 8 year old children that develop scientific language and scientific literacy that incorporates Indigenous knowledge and understandings
    4. differentiate and contextualise learning experiences to meet children’s cultural backgrounds and specific learning needs.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDE272 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Additional materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Student feedback

6 student respondents between 27 Aug 2023 - 6 Mar 2024.

83%of students felt the study load was manageable

83%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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