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Planning and Assessing in Primary Science EPR350


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.


Unit name Planning and Assessing in Primary Science
Unit code EPR350
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Ms Jill Reade
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • articulate your understanding of scientific concepts and pedagogies appropriate for primary and early childhood teaching.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • communicate in a scholarly and appropriate manner.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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ESH250 or EPR150 or ESH150


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