TEACHING PRIMARY SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES 5-12

EDU3PSH

2019

Credit points: 15

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Subject outline

In this subject you will develop and critically evaluate the knowledge, skills and competencies to teach science and humanities in primary schools. You will explore innovative pedagogies and core conceptual understandings related to teaching and learning in science and humanities.  You will investigate high quality curriculum resources available for teaching science and humanities topics, as well as develop an awareness of the general capabilities and structure of the Australian Curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues that influence science and humanities education.  You are required to undertake Professional experience of 20 days in the upper years of Primary School (grades 3-6).


SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EBECB OR EBECP OR EBEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions 20 Day Professional Experience Upper Primary years 3-6

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School (3rd ed.).RecommendedReynolds, R. (2014).Oxford University Press
ReadingsTeaching Primary Science Constructively (5th ed.).RecommendedSkamp, K. (Ed.). (2015).Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Evidentiary Portfolio Humanities Web Quest ICT Science Resource Science and Humanities Quiz
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identified and applied contemporary pedagogical and multidisciplinary approaches, such as the 5E instructional model, inquiry learning, for planning and teaching science and humanities.

Activities:
Evidentiary Portfolio Humanities Web Quest ICT Science Resource
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Investigated age-appropriate, contemporary issues which can be used as a basis to create a planned integrated unit of work from Foundation to year 6, incorporating proposed activities, resources required and planning for assessment.

Activities:
Evidentiary Portfolio ICT Science Resource
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Developed an interactive, online science and humanities resource representing accurate understandings of all strands of the Australian Primary Science Curriculum and the Australian Primary Humanities Curriculum for future practice and implementation.

Activities:
Humanities Web Quest ICT Science Resource
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online knowledge and skills quiz for Science and Humanities.20 01
ICT Science Resource (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03
Humanities Web Quest (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Evidentiary Portfolio (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03
Professional Experience PlacementHurdle requiment: placement is compulsory and hurdle to pass this subject as it is required as per accreditation guidelines 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online knowledge and skills quiz for Science and Humanities.20 01
ICT Science Resource (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03
Humanities Web Quest (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Evidentiary Portfolio (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03
Professional Experience PlacementHurdle requiment: placement is compulsory and hurdle to pass this subject as it is required as per accreditation guidelines 01, 02, 03, 04