Science and Technology K-6 (EDMT5535)

UNIT OF STUDY

Through engagement in and discussion about practical activities this unit considers issues, strategies and resources relevant to the teaching of Science and Technology in the K-6 curriculum. Course content will revolve around ways to support primary students to use the skills and processes of Working Scientifically and Working Technologically and to develop their knowledge and understanding about the Natural Environment and the Made Environment. The unit will consider aspects of: 1) lesson planning in science and technology, 2) the selection/development of learning experiences and resources which promote children's acquisition of the learning processes in science and technology, 3) planning units of work to support children's development of scientific concepts, 4) supporting the development of children's scientific literacy and numeracy, 5) organising and managing classrooms to promote students' learning in science and technology.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 7 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 8 wks

Assessment

essay (20%) and lesson plan (30%) and mini unit of work (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

EDMT5500

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.