K-6 Science and Technology

Course code EDUC2744
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students will explore the content and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology curriculum; strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing primary 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 the 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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

  1. 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.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC3034. Students who have successfully completed EDUC3034 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2744.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC1048, SCIM2030, EDUC1050

Assessment Items

Presentation: Presentation: Group and Individual

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks