K-6 Science

Course code EDUC6744
Not available in 2015

Description

In this course students will explore the content and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology curriculum, incorporating the Australian 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, and ways of developing positive attitudes and motivation techniques for developing intellectual and problem solving skills in all students.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

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. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Science & Technology curriculum;

4. Understand the literacy and numeracy demands of Science and Technology;

5. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners;

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.
  • Developing positive attitudes and motivation to learn more about scientific fields
  • Developing intellectual and problem solving skills in students at all ability levels

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6800. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6800 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6744.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: In class exam

Presentation: Individual Presentation

Report: Group Research Report

Contact Hours

Computer Lab

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

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