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Science, Technology and Toys K-6 - EDMT5682

Year - 2020

This unit examines effective pedagogy and engaging resources relevant to the teaching of Science and Technology in the K-6 curriculum. While the unit focuses on the value of learning through enjoyable tasks with familiar objects, it also emphasises that teaching must focus on the development of conceptual understanding of content in combination with learning skills in working scientifically and working technologically. The unit will include aspects of: 1) lesson planning in science and technology; 2) the selection/ development of learning experiences and resources to cater for student diversity; 3) planning learning sequences and units of work; 4) integrating literacy, numeracy and ICT; 5) organising and managing classrooms to ensure safety and promote meaningful learning; 6) using toys and representations to engage children and support development of scientific thinking and conceptual understanding.

1x1hr lecture/week for 7 weeks, 2x2hr workshop/week for 7 weeks

1x1300wd Essay (30%), 2x900wd Reflective journal (20%), 1x2300wd Mini research project (50%)

Skamp, K. and Preston, C. (2018). Teaching Primary Science Constructively. 6th Ed. South Melbourne: Cengage


12 credit points including EDMT5676 or EDMT5500


EDMT5535 or EDMT5008


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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