Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop competence and skills to teach science in primary schools. We will explore science, with a particular focus on the concepts within physical, biological and chemical sciences and the environment. Students will explore innovative pedagogies related to teaching and learning in science and investigate curriculum resources available for teaching science and environmental topics. We will also examine contemporary issues that would be suitable for classroom exploration. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the course and utilised in activities and assessment tasks.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Primary Science Constructively 4th Ed.PrescribedSkamp, K.,(Ed)(2012)MELBOURNE: THOMPSON
ReadingsPlease refer to Learning Management System (LMS) site or Section 5.2 of the Subject Learning GuideRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsWorking Scientifically:Implementing and Assessing Open Investigation Work in Science.PreliminaryHackling, M (2005)DET, WA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Develop and report on an experiment/activity for the primary classroom (1500-words equivalent)35
Folio of created scientific activities for a Science Resource Folder (2500-words equivalent)65