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Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit extends the theory and methods covered in ESH150/EPR150/ESH250 Introduction to Primary Science Education. Where in the introductory unit you planned a science lesson, in EPR350 we shift to planning for 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 your 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 2021

Unit name Planning and Assessing in Primary Science
Unit code EPR350
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Sharon Fraser

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate your understanding of scientific concepts and pedagogies appropriate for primary and early childhood teaching.
  2. Plan, implement and reflect critically upon science teaching activities, aligned with the Australian curriculum: science and/or EYLF, that incorporate effective diagnostic, formative and summative assessment.
  3. Construct and justify lesson, unit and/or year plans that enable the optimisation of links between science content, general capabilities, cross-curricula perspectives, teaching resources and learners own lives.
  4. Communicate in a scholarly and appropriate manner.



ESH250 or EPR150 or ESH150




Task 1: Exploring unit planning in science, 1500 words (35%)

Task 2: Implementing a Unit of Work, 2500 words (55%)

Task 3: Microteaching (10%)

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