units

EDF1121

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nathan Brubaker

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching of science with children. Important conceptual ideas and processes about translating science into classroom learning activities will be fundamental to the unit. Students will be introduced to the relevant science curriculum framework with historical and contemporary changes in the teaching of science being considered in the context of a range of teaching strategies used in primary school and early childhood settings.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. acquire a sound understanding of key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching of science with children;
  2. translate conceptual ideas and processes about science into classroom learning activities for children; developed understandings of the variety of assessment techniques available to evaluate student learning in science education;
  3. explore ways of stimulating and enriching children's natural curiosity by presenting a broad range of learning experiences; and
  4. reflect on their past and present science education experiences developed through the exploration and experience of a variety of learning and teaching strategies, a personal approach to teaching science.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Reflective essay (1,600 words, 40%)
Assessment task 2: Portfolio (2.400 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nathan Brubaker

Contact hours

2 hours per week

Prohibitions

EDF4220