EDST241 - Science Education 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

10 cp
Prerequisite SCIT140 Science in Our World
Incompatible EDST107/167, EDST201/261 and EDST204/264

This unit provides a deep and critical immersion in the teaching and learning of science for primary school, as specified by the Australian Curriculum. It explores the three dimensions of science: Science Inquiry, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Understanding. The unit has a particular focus on Biological, and Earth and Space Science, drawing on other content relevant to these focus areas. Pre-service teachers' science content knowledge and knowledge of science curriculum and pedagogy of these topics will be fostered by drawing on relevant theories of learning. Lectures and tutorials showcase learning and teaching approaches for primary science classrooms informed by research.