Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore the place of science in a primary school. Students will gain science knowledge and pedagogical knowledge and skill. The primary science curriculum will be explored both as a standalone subject and as part of Integrated Curriculum. Learning will focus on the application of science knowledge and understanding to everyday life. A range of learning technologies are introduced to students that are applicable across all areas of the primary school curriculum.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVictoria Essential Learning StandardsPrescribedVictoria Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)VCAA, EAST MELBOURNE, VIC
ReadingsDesign and technology for children,RecommendedFleer, M. and Jane, B. (2011)3RD EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsIntegrating educational technology into teaching,RecommendedRoblyer, M. and Doering, A. (2010)5TH EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsScience for children: developing a personal approach to teaching,RecommendedFleer, M., Jane, B. and Hardy, T. (2007)3RD EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsTeachers discovering computers: integrating technology in a connected world,RecommendedShelly, G., Gunter, G. and Gunter, R. (2012)7TH EDN, COURSE TECHNOLOGY CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsTeachng Primary Science ConstructivelyRecommendedSkamp,K.(Ed)CENGAGE LEARNING, 2012

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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-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Completion of an educational blog (2000 words equiv).Completion of a weekly blog related to Science and ICT curriculum issues50
Scinece Assessment Task (1700 word equivalent)Collaborative experimental task:Investigative activity; Collaboratively conduct experiment, collect and analyse date and write a scientific report.35
Technology Assessment EPortfolio (600 word equivalent)An individual Electronic portfolio developed for use in interviews when applying for teaching positions in schools15