K-6 Science and Technology

Course code EDUC2744Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore the content and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology syllabus (2012); strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing K-6 Science and Technology; the role and value of Science and Technology; the place of Science and Technology in the K-12 Science and Technology continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4); the literacy and numeracy demands of Science and Technology curriculum; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; and the use of the internet as a teaching tool in the Science and Technology classroom

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Science & Technology;
2. Discuss the role and value of Science & Technology in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 Science & Technology continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4);
3. Understand and use the NSW K-6 Science & Technology (incorporating the Australian curriculum) syllabus document to plan for learning and teaching;
4. Meet the literacy and numeracy demands of Science and Technology;
5. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; and
6. Use the internet as a teaching tool in the Science and Technology classroom
Content1. Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Science & Technology.
2. The role and value of Science & Technology in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-10 Science & Technology continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4).
3. The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science & Technology syllabus (2012)
4. Using the NSW K-6 Science & Technology syllabus (2012) to plan for teaching and learning, assessment and reporting
5. Strategies for the effective management of the K-6 Science and Technology classroom
6. Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners.
7. Technology as a teaching tool in the Science and Technology classroom.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC1048, SCIM2030, EDUC1050,
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class test
Other: (please specify)Group and individual presentation using technology of a series of lessons in K-6 Science and Technology
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2744