Science and Technology 1 (EDUP3009)

UNIT OF STUDY

Through an examination of the learning processes Working Technologically, this unit focuses on developing children's interest and skills in understanding and using technology. In particular, it considers design as a creative process, founded on an understanding of the natural and physical world, which promotes science conceptual understanding. Teaching of these learning processes is supported by exploring the content strands of Built Environments, Information and Products and the Chemical World content strands. It considers aspects of curriculum planning, classroom management, development/selection of activities and resources relevant to the teaching of technology in the primary school classroom.

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Classes

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr seminar-workshop/wk for 10 wks

Assessment

presentation (15%) and 2000wd critical essay (50%) and team practical project with 1000wd individual reflection (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

96 credit points including 60 credit points of Primary Education Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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