SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS

EDU0SCF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Science Foundations aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for future study in general university programs including Nursing and Allied Health, Education and Science degrees. It introduces students to a broad range of foundational principles for science and to the Scientific Method as a process for experimentation and research. The subject is organised into modules which include Human Systems, Biology, Chemistry, and Global Systems. Each module draws upon and reinforces conceptual understandings from the earlier modules. Learning occurs through online interaction, structured class activities and laboratory experimentation. Assessments are based on cumulative development of conceptual knowledge and include online quizzes, individual classroom tasks, a practicum report, and a group work oral presentation.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPWor ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology: an Australian Focus 5th edRecommendedLadiges, P. & Knox, B. (2014)MCGRAW-HILL, NORTH RYDE
ReadingsIntroductory Chemistry: A Foundation 8th edRecommendedZumdahl, S. & DeCoste, D. (2013)UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, including the construction of a hypothesis and the design, execution and evaluation of experiments.

Activities:
Practicum report (inclusive of a class based teaching session, a drafting component, a practical laboratory experiment and a student response to assessment feedback)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Describe, explain and appropriately use specialist terms, concepts and vocabulary relevant to the areas of science that are introduced in this subject.

Activities:
All assessment and in class activities explicitly teach and model the use of appropriate terminology. There is a clearly stated expectation that students will develop this capacity.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific knowledge to unfamiliar contexts in order to explain phenomena or solve problems.

Activities:
All assessments and in class activities build upon and reinforce conceptual understandings and sequentially implement the further development of these understandings throughout each seminar.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Be proficient in the use of library resources to research information in order to complete a range of assessment tasks.

Activities:
All submitted assessments have a research component. Each assessment has facilitated in class time specific to supporting the development of online research skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Explain the function and have demonstrated the use of a range of laboratory equipment used in practical exercises.

Activities:
The laboratory experiment session includes the use of a range of standard equipment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 24
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05

Mildura, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Human Systems Writing Task = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Cellular Biology presentation = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Chemistry Practicum Report = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Global Processes Project = 750 words20 02, 03, 04
Online Module Quizzes = 750 words20 01, 02, 03, 05