This unit examines effective pedagogy and engaging resources relevant to the teaching of Science and Technology in the K-6 curriculum. While the unit focuses on the value of learning through enjoyable tasks with familiar objects, it also emphasises that teaching must focus on the development of conceptual understanding of content in combination with learning skills in working scientifically and working technologically. The unit will include aspects of: 1) lesson planning in science and technology; 2) the selection/ development of learning experiences and resources to cater for student diversity; 3) planning learning sequences and units of work; 4) integrating literacy, numeracy and ICT; 5) organising and managing classrooms to ensure safety and promote meaningful learning; 6) using toys and representations to engage children and support development of scientific thinking and conceptual understanding.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 7 wks, 2x2-hr workshop/wk for 7 wks, weeks 1-4, 9, 11-12
Research based essay (20%); Reflective journal (30%); and Mini research project and lesson sequence (50%)
Skamp, K. and Preston, C. (2018). Teaching Primary Science Constructively. 6th Ed. South Melbourne: Cengage
12 credit points including EDMT5676 or EDMT5500Prohibitions
EDMT5535 or EDMT5008