TEACHING PRIMARY SCIENCE

EDU5TPS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject Pre-service Teachers develop and critically evaluate the knowledge, skills and competencies to teach science in primary schools. You will explore innovative pedagogies and core conceptual understandings related to teaching and learning in science. You will investigate high quality curriculum resources available for teaching science topics, develop an awareness of the general capabilities and structure of the Australian Science Curriculum as a basis for state referenced curriculum documents. You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues that intersect with science education, suitable for classroom exploration. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the subject and assessment tasks. You will have the opportunity to develop unit plans and resources for teaching science and investigate interdisciplinary possibilities for planning and teaching. You will have the opportunity to observe, collect science resources, plan documents and teach science lessons in a school setting while on professional experience during this subject.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesThrough online modules and interactive asynchronous and synchronous forums: - Students will gain first-hand experience with the relevant state based curriculum documents, including the structure of the Australian science curriculum.  Quality resources will be a focus and this will incorporate not only the guidance recommended from curriculum documents, but going beyond this to reputable texts, websites, education providers and articles

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the following course in order to undertake this subject: Master of Teaching Primary (EMTCP, EMTCPB and EMTCPW), Master of Teaching (EMTP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsEDU5SDT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Working Scientifically: Implementing and assessing Open Investigation Work in Science.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHackling, M

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDET, WA

ISBN0 7307 4146 X

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.angelfire.com/sc/staws/Working_Scientifically.pdf

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationhttp://www.angelfire.com/sc/staws/Working_Scientifically.pdf

Education for sustainability in the primary curriculum: A guide for teachers

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLittledyke, M, Taylor, N & Eames, C

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

ISBN9781420256277

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Teaching Science Constuctively

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSkamp, K

Year2017

Edition/Volume6th

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN9780170379717

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the content knowledge, skills and resources required to plan for effective science teaching and learning through a study of the Australian science curriculum, the three interrelated strands of science, its general capabilities and links to appropriate state based curriculum documents.
02. Identify and apply contemporary pedagogical and multidisciplinary approaches, such as the 5E instructional model, for planning and teaching science.
03. Investigate age-appropriate, contemporary scientific issues which can be used as a basis to create a planned unit of work from Foundation to year 6, incorporating proposed activities, resources required and planning for assessment.
04. Develop an interactive, online science resource representing accurate understandings of all strands of the Australian Primary Science Curriculum for future practice and implementation.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus only.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Report on Primary classroom-based inquiry investigation (1500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Science Portfolio = 3000 words This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics

N/APortfolioIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz (2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus only.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Report on Primary classroom-based inquiry investigation (1500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Science Portfolio = 3000 words This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics

N/APortfolioIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz (2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus only.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Report on Primary classroom-based inquiry investigation (1500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Science Portfolio = 3000 words This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and a number of module topics

N/APortfolioIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online teaching science knowledge and skills quiz (2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3