Courses & Units

Planning and Assessing in Primary and Early Childhood Science ESH350

Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

This unit extends the theory and methods for teaching primary science and technology covered in ESH250 through the targeted study of assessment and planning strategies for the development of students' scientific literacy. Current theories of teaching, learning, planning and assessment in science are studied in light of the new Australian curriculum, and in alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework.

Extensive use is made of current literature and resources to link theory and practice and to build students' pedagogical content knowledge and confidence in adopting assessment practises for various purposes and in planning to maximise learning opportunities towards the development of scientific literacy.

Summary

Unit name Planning and Assessing in Primary and Early Childhood Science
Unit code ESH350
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Dr John Kenny
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070103

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Requisites

Prerequisites

  • ESH250

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: 1 hr Lecture and 2 hr workshops x 13 weeks

Online students: Lectures, weekly activities and discussions

Assessment

AT1: Using assessment as a tool for learning (45%); AT2: Planning for differentiated science inquiry (55%)

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Textbooks

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