TEACHING PRIMARY SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES 5-12

EDU3PSH

2020

Credit points: 15

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).

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditions20 Day Professional Experience Upper Primary years 3-6

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSkamp, K.

Year2015

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReynolds, R.

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required20 days  140 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
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 - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online knowledge and skills quiz for Science and Humanities.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

ICT Science Resource (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Humanities Web Quest (800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Evidentiary Portfolio (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Professional Experience PlacementHurdle requirement: placement is compulsory and hurdle to pass this subject as it is required as per accreditation guidelines

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online knowledge and skills quiz for Science and Humanities.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

ICT Science Resource (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Humanities Web Quest (800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Evidentiary Portfolio (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Professional Experience PlacementHurdle requirement: placement is compulsory and hurdle to pass this subject as it is required as per accreditation guidelines

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4