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 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 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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity 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. navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science & Technology curriculum;
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* Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Science & Technology.
* 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).
* The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science & Technology curriculum.
* Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners.
* The internet as a teaching tool in the Science and Technology classroom.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC3034 and EDST2210.
TransitionFor the purposes of transition EDUC3034 and EDST2210 will be deemed equivalent.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTeaching and Learning in Science and Technology 2000 word equivalent
Essays / Written AssignmentsLesson planning using interactive whiteboard 1500 word equivalent (This assignment has an oral component)
Essays / Written AssignmentsPlanning and evaluating 1500 word equivalent (This assignment has a group and oral component)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Field Study: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2744