Dispositions towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) begin to form early in a child's development. Students will explore the relationships between ways of thinking and doing in these areas of learning, and effective approaches for implementing STEM education in early childhood settings. The unit will be structured around several integrated themes and underpinned by a play- based problem solving pedagogy. A major aim of the unit will be to develop in students the skills and confidence to be leaders in STEM education in early childhood education settings.
1 x 1hr lecture/week for 12 weeks, 1 x 2hr/week for 12 weeks
1 x 2000wd Report (45%) 1 x 2500wd Peer teaching (55%)
EDUF1019 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3003 and EDEC2007