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iSTEM: Social Issues
Undergraduate | CUR-EDC493 | 2024
Consider how STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is used to tackle environmental, social, health and cultural challenges. Think about how this might be extended to teaching students. Evaluate STEM approaches in the classroom.
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- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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iSTEM: Social Issues
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate STEM content and pedagogical content knowledge whilst undertaking a STEM-based project designed for a particular contex
- utilise engineering and technology design processes to develop iSTEM projects that address environmental, social, health and/or cultural issues
- create, implement and evaluate a challenging iSTEM project plan in relevant educational settings in the form of lesson plans or a student centred project
- demonstrate and evaluate their ability to ideate, scope, collaborate, communicate and problem solve.
- Defining STEM and STEM education
- Empathise, scoping and identification of the issue
- Defining, analysing and ideation: Analysis of the key aspects of the issue using STEM skills and strategies
- Developing a solution to the issue through Prototyping
- Testing, implementing, analysing and presenting a solution
- Analysing the key STEM integrated components of Science, Mathematics, and Design Technology
- Developing and presenting a sequence of integrated lessons
This subject is one of three undergraduate Option subjects in integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (iSTEM) offered by the School of Education. Completing all three subjects will provide a specialisation in iSTEM. This subject aims to equip students with content and pedagogical content knowledge in integrated STEM education in the context of an inquiry based approach. Students will develop, create and reflect upon a contextual problem, make explicit links to the science, mathematics and technologies curricula and 21st century learning skills. Pedagogical content knowledge will be developed by students creating and evaluating project plans and implementation approaches in a variety of educational settings as appropriate to their degree (ie ECE, Primary or Secondary).
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- Project (50%)
- Reflective Evaluation (50%)
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