Science and Technology (K-6) 2 (EDUP4018)

UNIT OF STUDY

Through an examination of the learning processes Working Scientifically, this unit focuses on developing children's interest and skills in appreciating the contribution science makes to their understanding of their world. In particular, it considers how the skills in working scientifically can be used to explore and address questions children have about the natural world, and through these inquiry processes support the development of their understanding of science concepts. Teaching of these learning processes is supported through exploration of the content strands Living Word, the Physical World, Earth and Space and the Chemical World. This unit considers aspects of curriculum planning, classroom management, development/selection of activities and resources relevant to the teaching of science and technology in the primary school classroom.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 5 wks, 1x2-hr seminar-workshop/wk for 9 wks

Assessment

presentation (25%) and 2000wd critical essay (50%) and analysis of existing unit (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

120 credit points

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.