K-6 Science and Technology

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

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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

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.

Requisites

To enrol in this course you must meet the Teacher Education Admission milestone. If you have successfully completed EDUC3034 you cannot enrol in this course.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC1048, SCIM1040, EDUC1050

Assessment Items

Presentation: Presentation: Group and Individual

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

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