EDF5117 - Valuing science, innovation and society
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Ms V Graeme (Peninsula) + Dr M Dyson (Gippsland)
This unit introduces students to key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching and learning of science, technology and studies of society. This unit considers the ways in which social, cultural and political meanings are constructed and transmitted within our society and in the ways in which learning technologies have impacted and shaped these meanings. An emphasis will be placed on students identifying ways in which children use a variety of resources to effectively explore our technological society and assist them in explaining its origins, diversity and dynamic nature.
In this unit students should:
- Acquire an understanding of key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching and learning of science, technology and studies of society.
Assignment 1: (2000 words): 50%
Assignment 2: (2000 words): 50%
3 hrs per week