EDF4220 - Science education: teaching and learning in science
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr B Jane
Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)
Students explore their own and children's understanding of a range of natural phenomena to increase their confidence in teaching and learning science; and devise appropriate learning activities and strategies for use in primary school classes.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be; competent in using a range of methods (observation, questioning, concept maps [drawings], POEs, journals [thinking books]) to determine young children's understandings; familiar with the local and international curriculum; able to devise and prepare sequential science activities using a variety of teaching strategies; experienced in using observational learning processes such as observation, classification, ordering, interpreting, to meaningfully understand natural events; able to explore the role that technology, especially computers, can play in children's learning; able to identify and explore their own beliefs, values and attitudes towards a range of science-technology-society-environment issues.
Design and presentation of a science curriculum unit (2000 words): 50%
Powerpoint of work tasks and questions (2000 words): 50%
2 hours per week