Infants, toddlers and young children are naturally curious about the world around them, questioning, making assumptions and conducting experiments through play to determine how things work. This unit of study assists students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills around guiding young children's investigations into science and technology and promoting environment sustainability in the early childhood setting. It equips students with the capacity to develop young children's foundational understanding of science and technology concepts as part of their everyday world.
1x1-hr lecture, 1x1-hr tutorial, 1 x 2-hr practical workshop weeks 1-6, 11-13.
1500wd project (25%) and 3000wd professional paper (50%) and a 1500wd excursion venue report (25%).
Campbell, C., Jobling, W., and Howitt, C. (2018). Science in early childhood (3rd ed.). Victoria, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
24 credit points including EDMT5687Prohibitions