Teaching Primary Science and Technology
Your upfront cost: $0
- 24 Oct 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of primary Science and Technology (GTSD 2.1.1);
- organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence using appropriate pedagogical and assessment strategies for primary Science and Technology (GTSD 2.2.1, 3.3.1, 5.1.1);
- analyse the contents of the K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus for New South Wales to develop safe, engaging learning experiences for children (GTSD 2.1.1, 4.4.1);
- integrate the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus with literacy and numeracy and other learning areas and demonstrate a range of strategies for teaching using an integrated approach (GTSD 2.5.1, 3.3.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning and analyse the role that investigating, designing and making, and digital technologies play in the process of learning and the importance of communication through language and other expressive means (GTSD 3.4.1); and
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of differentiated strategies for teaching for a diverse classroom (cater for students' gender, ethnographic background, special needs, English as an additional language backgrounds, challenging behaviours and specific individual backgrounds) (GTSD 1.5.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your subjects, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Studying this subject will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently and creatively design science and technology lessons and programs. You will learn to integrate the NSW K-6 science and technology syllabus with other learning areas, including literacy, to provide an integrated learning experience for students. You will also develop your understanding of the scope and sequence of the K-6 science and technology syllabus. You will explore a range of pedagogies that apply to science and technology teaching, as well as teaching resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning. Putting your skills into practice, you will design and trial hands-on science experiences and technology briefs for children. You will also deepen your understanding of assessment strategies that improve science and technology teaching and learning.
Assessment 1: Assignment 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Assessment 2: Assignment 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5, 6 Assessment 3: Online Tasks 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 5, 6.
- Assessment 1: Produce an illustrated e-reader based on a science concept with associated learning extension activities. (45%)
- Assessment 2: Design a teaching sequence for a unit of work. (50%)
- Assessment 3: Complete online tasks throughout the subject. (5%)
Current study term: 23 Oct 22 to 02 Dec 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.