Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to designing integrated curriculum through a themed or inquiry approach, incorporating curriculum aspects of Science, Geography, History, Technology, Mathematics and applied English.

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



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLearning for Themselves Pathways for Thinking and Independent Learning in the Primary Classroom.PrescribedMurdoch, K., & Wilson, Jeni. (2012).Florence : Taylor and Francis
ReadingsTeaching Mathematics CreativelyRecommendedPound, L. Lee, T. (2015)Hoboken : Taylor and Francis
ReadingsMath and science for young children (8th edition, Student ed.).RecommendedCharlesworth, R. (2014).Boston, MA Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Become familiar with the scope and sequence of science, mathematics and technology in primary schools.

Lectures, online learning tasks

02. Design and evaluate integrated curriculum that incorporates an inquiry approach, with special emphasis on the use of multi-literacies, including ICT.

Lectures, online learning tasks

03. Implement deliberate teacher strategies including scaffolding, collaborative teamwork and designed environment in order to support student learing.

Lectures, online learning tasks

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended


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 face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Inquiry Curriculum Connections (equivalent to 1200 words)A group presentation. This presentation will identify the possibilities of exploring a specific strand of the science, mathematics or technology scope and sequence, using inquiry learning pedagogies30 01, 02, 03
STEAM Innovation Task (equivalent to 1200 words)Research and design an innovative teaching approach focused on engaging learners in the primary school context.30 01, 02, 03
Inquiry Curriculum Design (equivalent to 1600 words)40 02, 03