Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC2744

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

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.

Requisite

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

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016.

If you have successfully completed EDUC3034 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

EDUC1048, SCIM1040, EDUC1050


Assessment items

Participation: Assignment: Group and Individual 60%

In Term Test: Examination: In-Class test 40%


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

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

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