Primary Science & Technology Education
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the content of current science curriculum documents appropriately to primary school children
- Evaluate planning decisions and teaching practices for their potential to initiate and support effective and equitable learning in primary science.
- Develop and justify a repertoire of fair, valid and reliable assessment procedures for use in the teaching of primary science.
- Select and organise teaching approaches and resources to plan a program for effective learning in science with appropriately embedded connections to the general capabilities and cross- curriculum priorities of the Australian curriculum.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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In this subject you will learn how the Australian Curriculum: Science describes the ultimate goal of science education as being the development of scientific literacy. Science is not simply a body of knowledge but should also be understood as a process of inquiry and a human endeavour. You will engage with scientific understanding about the natural world and learn how science can be taught to primary students in a meaningful way that develops their curiosity and inquiry skills. The relationship between science and technology will also be explored through hands on activities and readings.
- Essay (40%)
- Reflection (50%)
- Assignment (10%)
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