Foundations of Science and Technology

Course code SCIM2030Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

Introduces students in the BTeach/BArts (Primary) program to the study of science and technology. The major strands include physical phenomena, living things, information and communications, the earth and its surroundings, products and services, the built environment and introductory computing. It aims to provide students with a good appreciation of science and technology with particular consideration to preparing them to teach the Science and Technology Key Learning Area curriculum to primary school students. This course is structured around lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course will to:

1.provide a foundation of content to allow students to teach in the science and technology key learning area at primary level,
2.encourage students to understand and appreciate the sciences through investigation, examination, interaction and environmental issues; the relationship between science and technology;
4.demonstrate the nature, scope and importance of communications and information technology; and
5.develop computing literacy and help students appreciate the role of computers in education.
ContentTopics will be drawn from a range of sciences and technologies including:
1.Built environments with regard to structures and spaces that people construct, modify and adapt.
2.Information and communication and related technology and the ways people make, store, organise and transfer images and information.
3.Living things with respect to people, animals and plants.
4.Physical Phenomena associated with energy, space and time.
5.Products and Services in which students learn about goods and commodities and the systems used to produce and distribute them.
6.Earth and its surroundings and the resources it provides.
7.Computing literacy with an emphasis on basic applications.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThere is no assumed knowledge
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks