INTEGRATED SCIENCE LEARNING

EDU3ISL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students further develop competence and skills to teach science in primary schools. Students explore science, with a particular focus on the concepts within biological and earth and space sciences. They explore additional innovative pedagogies related to teaching and learning in science. Students investigate additional curriculum resources available for teaching science topics, with a particular focus on AusVELS and integrated curriculum. Students participate in an integrated teaching experience in a primary school where they design, implement, and evaluate an integrated science unit.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2TS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Primary Science ConstructivelyPrescribedSkamp, K and Preston, C., 5th Edition (2015)CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsPrimary ConnectionsRecommendedAustralian Academy of Science (2008)AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
ReadingsThe Art of Teaching Primary ScienceRecommendedDawson, V. & Venville, G. (2007)CROWS NEST: ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsLearning and Teaching Primary ScienceRecommendedFitzgerald, A. (Ed.) (2013)CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate confidence, understanding and skills to teach science competently at primary level.

Activities:
TBE

02. Proficiently utilise a variety of teaching and learning strategies appropriate to the primary classroom.

Activities:
TBE

03. Clearly articulate an understanding of the links between science and technology.

Activities:
TBE

04. Explore children's prior understandings and address their alternate conceptions.

Activities:
TBE

05. Compentently use the AusVELS Science Curriculum and understand its links to the Australian Curriculum.

Activities:
TBE

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