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Primary Science and Technology 1 - EDUP1005

Year - 2020

This is the first of four units in the BED (Primary) program that prepare students to teach the Science and Technology K-6 curriculum area. This unit of study provides students with a background in science and children's understanding of science in the areas of The Natural Environment (Living Things, Ways things move, and environmental changes) and the Made Environment (properties of material objects, purpose of products, places and spaces). A neuroconstructivist approach is adopted to understand the way children (and adults) develop science conceptions including alternative conceptions. This will involve students reflecting on and enhancing their own scientific understanding. Educational research into children's development of science understanding and dispositions towards Science and Technology practices is introduced. Commencing with the earliest year of school this unit examines pedagogy and learning experiences appropriate for young children's learning of Science and Technology. While the unit focuses on learning through experiential tasks with familiar objects, it also emphasises development of conceptual understanding and skills in working scientifically and technologically.

2x1-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks and 1x2hr workshop/wk for 12 wks

1x500wd equivalent presentation (20%), 1x2000wd mini research project (40%), 4x30mins quizzes (40%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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