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Inquiry in the Science Classroom

Undergraduate | CUR-EDP273 | 2024

Create and participate in inquiry focused, hands-on activities in science learning. Consider lesson planning, teaching strategies and assessment forms. Promote a positive attitude towards science to enable children to better understand their world.

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

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Inquiry in the Science Classroom

About this subject

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

    1. plan science lessons that advance science knowledge by an inquiry approach to learning that incorporates ethical discourse and decision-making processes
    2. implement a range of teaching strategies in the science context and identify and develop resources to help primary school students engage and learn science
    3. evaluate assessment strategies in the context of science to help develop a cohesive framework to guide students learning
    4. differentiate and contextualise learning experiences to meet children’s cultural backgrounds and specific learning needs with particular reference to Indigenous knowledge and understandings
    5. produce a clear rationale to support the teaching of science in the primary classroom and develop awareness, understanding and interpretation of the curriculum materials for science whilst safely managing students
    6. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Australian Science curriculum and the concepts appropriate to primary school.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-BED-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)


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

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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.

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

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