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In this unit you will learn how the Australian Curriculum: Science describes the ultimate goal of science education as being the development of scientific literacy. Science is not simply a body of knowledge but should also be understood as a process of inquiry and a human endeavour. You will engage with scientific understanding about the natural world and learn how science can be taught to primary students in a meaningful way that develops their curiosity and inquiry skills. The relationship between science and technology will also be explored through hands on activities and readings.
|Unit name||Primary Science & Technology Education|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Bruce Duncan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- explain the content of current science curriculum documents appropriately to primary school children
- evaluate planning decisions and teaching practices for their potential to initiate and support effective and equitable learning in primary science.
- develop and justify a repertoire of fair, valid and reliable assessment procedures for use in the teaching of primary science.
- select and organise teaching approaches and resources to plan a program for effective learning in science with appropriately embedded connections to the general capabilities and cross- curriculum priorities of the Australian curriculum.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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|Assessment||Assignment (10%)|Essay (40%)|Reflection (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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