K-6 Science

Course code EDUC6744Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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, 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.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
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. 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;
7. develop positive attitudes and motivate students to learn more about scientific fields; and
8. develop intellectual problem solving skills in students at all ability levels
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)EDUC6800
TransitionStudents who have failed, or failed to complete EDUC6800 by the end of 2009 should enrol in EDUC6744 and EDUC6746 from 2010 onwards.
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 HoursComputer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks