TEACHING EARLY YEARS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (3-8)

EDU3EST

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers examine how young children in Kindergarten and the early primary school years can develop their understandings and skills in science and technology. Pre-service teachers will learn to develop curriculum to facilitate problem-solving and inquiry learning as teaching methodologies using social constructivist theory. The content of this subject will be informed by the research and practice of the schools of Reggio Emilia, in conjunction with the requirements of the relevant state and national curriculum documents. Pre-service teachers will enhance their knowledge and understanding of relevant curriculum documents and core concepts in science and technology and they will develop their teaching strategies to ensure these can be introduced to children in meaningful and engaging ways. The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian & Australian curriculum documents are included in this subject.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EBECB or EBECP or EBEL or EBECEO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Language and literacy development in early childhood.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEwing, R., Callow, J., & Rushton, K.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Source locationN/A

Sustainability and the early years learning framework.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorElliott, S.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPademelon Press

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Science in Early Childhood.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCampbell, C., Jobling, W. M., & Howitt, c.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge Press. Melbourne. Australia.

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Teaching Primary Science Constructively

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSkamp, K.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeFourth Edition

PublisherSouth Melbourne. Vic: Cengage Learning Australia.

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of relevant science and technology curriculum requirements and appropriate teaching strategies in these teaching areas.
02. Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of research which indicates that creative problem-solving and inquiry based are effective learning and teaching processes.
03. Design and evaluate effective teaching and learning experiences and assessment tools the curriculum areas of science and technology in Kindergarten and the early primary school years, with appropriate reference to relevant state and national curriculum documents.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online Tasks (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Activity Workbook (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
Inquiry based project (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online Tasks (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Activity Workbook (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
Inquiry based project (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study 2/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 31
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online Tasks (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Activity Workbook (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
Inquiry based project (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study 4/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46 - 0
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online Tasks (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Activity Workbook (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
Inquiry based project (1650 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3