EDST342 - Science Education 2: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

10 cp
Prerequisite EDST241 Science Education 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Incompatible EDST107/167, EDST201/261 and EDST204/264

This unit continues to provide deep and critical immersion in the teaching and learning of science for primary school emphasising the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to plan and implement sequenced learning experiences for children. The unit continues to explore the three dimensions of science: Science Inquiry, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Understanding with a particular focus on Physical and Chemical 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.