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EDUP2032: Science and Technology K-6 B

2024 unit information

This is the second unit in Science and the Technology curriculum area and focuses on Stage 2 (Year 3 and Year 4) of the NESA curriculum. In line with constructivist practices, pre-service teachers develop their questioning skills for guiding primary school students to develop explanations of scientific events. Students will engage with new discipline knowledge and research and consider the implications to their practice. Catering to the learning of all students will be addressed through consideration of adjustments to teaching, classroom management, especially safety and assessment of Science and Technology.

Unit details and rules

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Code EDUP2032
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
36cp of 1000-level EDUP units
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Apply knowledge of current educational theory (including the role of motivation and engagement in learning), research and curriculum documents as they relate to the teaching and learning of Science and Technology.
  • LO2. Devise appropriate learning experiences to guide stage 2 students’ development of: understanding of science and technology concepts; science inquiry skills and problem solutions.
  • LO3. Identify relevant science concepts for stage 2 students and synthesis research findings on students’ conceptions and alternative conceptions about specific concepts.
  • LO4. Design a question sequence to elicit primary students’ knowledge and scaffold them to construct a scientific explanation.
  • LO5. Consider strategies to cater to the learning of all students through adjustments to teaching and assessment strategies in the area of science and technology.
  • LO6. Critically reflect on research findings and identify implications for teaching and learning practice in both Science and Technologies.
  • LO7. Recall and explain science and technology content knowledge underpinning stage 2 syllabus outcomes.
  • LO8. Demonstrate professional competence in written and oral communication including academic writing and development of teaching materials for stage 2 students.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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