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EDUP1012: Science and Technology K-6 A

Students will explore Science and Technology teaching, learning and curriculum commencing with kindergarten. Students will reflect on and extend their science knowledge about living things; properties of material objects; movement, forces and energy; daily and seasonal changes on Earth, care of the environment and Earth's resources. Application of the technology design process and digital technologies will help students learn how to support children's developing understanding of systems, instructions, algorithms and data representation. In practical workshops age-appropriate teaching and learning strategies and inclusive pedagogies are modelled, experienced and evaluated by students.

Code EDUP1012
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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EDUP1005

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Discuss the contribution of scientific and technological developments to people's daily lives and to the overall personal and social development of all children.
  • LO2. Determine a child’s understanding of a science concept by analysing verbal responses and drawing data and comparing results with previous research.
  • LO3. Interpret syllabus documents to identify required learning outcomes and devise developmentally appropriate learning experiences for early years (Kindergarten - stage 1) students.
  • LO4. Critically discuss research into science pedagogy and inclusive pedagogies, particularly how science concepts are understood and misunderstood by young children.
  • LO5. Evaluate and design learning experiences to engage and support children’s developing scientific and technological skills.
  • LO6. Reflect on the appropriate use of ICT and digital technologies to enhance a child’s scientific and design thinking.
  • LO7. Recall and explain key science concepts in the biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space domains.
  • LO8. Use effective written and oral communication skills to a professional standard.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.