SCIENCE, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES

EDU5SDT

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject Pre-service Teachers (PSTs) develop and critically evaluate the knowledge, skills and competencies to teachscience, design and technologies in primary schools. PSTs explore innovative pedagogies and core conceptual understandings related to teaching and learning in the areas of science, design and technologies PSTs investigate high quality curriculum resources availablefor teaching, as well as develop an awareness of the general capabilities and structureof the Australian Science Curriculum, and the Design and TechnologiesCurriculum as a basis for state referenced curriculum documents. Digital anddesign technology skills associated with accessing, processing andcommunicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the subjectand utilized in activities and assessment tasks. 










SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the following course in order to undertake this subject: Master of Teaching Primary (EMTCP, EMTCPB and EMTCPW), Master of Teaching (EMTP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the content knowledge, skills and resources required to plan for effective science teaching and learning through a study of the Australian science curriculum, the three interrelated strands of science, its general capabilities and links to appropriate state based curriculum documents.

Activities:
Through online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum. Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles.

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the content knowledge, skills and resources required to plan for effective technology teaching and learning through a study of the Australian Technology curriculum, the strands of knowledge and understanding, the processes and production skills, its general capabilities and links to appropriate state based curriculum documents.

Activities:
Through online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum. Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles.

03. Identify and apply contemporary pedagogical and multidisciplinary approaches, for planning and teaching science, design and technologies.

Activities:
Through online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum. Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles.

04. Investigate ways to integrate science, design and technologies to create a planned unit of work incorporating proposed activities, resources required and planning for assessment.

Activities:
Through online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum. Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles.

05. Develop an interactive, online science and technology resource representing accurate understandings of all strands of both the Australian Primary Science Curriculum and the Australian Technology curriculum for future practice and implementation.

Activities:
Through online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum. Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 19-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 20 - 31
One 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Various learning activities to be undertaken through blended mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Sequential Unit Plan (Group Task)= 1500 words 20 01, 02, 04
Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz. = 2000 words30 01, 02, 03
Online Digital Science and Technologies Resource= 3000 wordsThis assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics50 01, 02, 05

Bendigo, 2017, Week 19-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 20 - 31
One 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Various learning activities to be undertaken through blended mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Sequential Unit Plan (Group Task)= 1500 words 20 01, 02, 04
Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz. = 2000 words30 01, 02, 03
Online Digital Science and Technologies Resource= 3000 wordsThis assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics50 01, 02, 05

Melbourne, 2017, Week 19-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 20 - 31
One 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Various learning activities to be undertaken through blended mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Sequential Unit Plan (Group Task)= 1500 words 20 01, 02, 04
Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz. = 2000 words30 01, 02, 03
Online Digital Science and Technologies Resource= 3000 wordsThis assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics50 01, 02, 05