PRIMARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Victoria Essential Learning Standards||Prescribed||Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)||VCAA, EAST MELBOURNE, VIC|
|Readings||Design and technology for children,||Recommended||Fleer, M. and Jane, B. (2011)||3RD EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA|
|Readings||Integrating educational technology into teaching,||Recommended||Roblyer, M. and Doering, A. (2010)||5TH EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA|
|Readings||Science for children: developing a personal approach to teaching,||Recommended||Fleer, M., Jane, B. and Hardy, T. (2007)||3RD EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA|
|Readings||Teachers discovering computers: integrating technology in a connected world,||Recommended||Shelly, G., Gunter, G. and Gunter, R. (2012)||7TH EDN, COURSE TECHNOLOGY CENGAGE LEARNING|
|Readings||Teachng Primary Science Constructively||Recommended||Skamp,K.(Ed)||CENGAGE LEARNING, 2012|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell
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.
|Completion of an educational blog (2000 words equiv).||Completion of a weekly blog related to Science and ICT curriculum issues||50|
|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 schools||15|