EDST167 Science and Technology for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers 1
This and the next unit in the sequence contribute to the development of background knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective primary school and/or early childhood teacher in science and technology. The unit lays a foundation that enables students to develop a deeper understanding of the historical and social nature and future of science and technology and their role in the critical transformation to a sustainable society. In this unit, science and technology are portrayed as particular ‘ways’ of knowing, engaging with and shaping the world. A framework provided by the broad themes of sustainability, life, matter and energy enables a range of concepts to be explored. This contributes to preservice teachers’ conceptual understanding of their place in the natural world and prepares the groundwork to examine relevant content contained within the various school and early childhood curricula.