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EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education

Other requisites

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see://


The aim of the course is to develop students' understanding of pedagogical strategies to address content in science, in parallel with their awareness of ways of transforming this understanding of the content so that what they know and the ways they have come to know it become accessible to the children they teach. Sessions which involve the presentation of relevant scientific ideas, together with the identification of ways in which these ideas might be transformed so that they are accessible to children and young adolescents, will act as the stimulus for a series of laboratory sessions and workshops. Problem-solving skills will be advocated together with an approach to science that incorporates honesty, open-mindedness and information sharing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 Online
Semester 3, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 3, 2011 Online