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EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding

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


The aim of the course is to develop students' understanding of content in science, in parallel with their awareness of ways of transforming this understanding of the content for the learners in their context. Students will have the opportunity to examine their own misconceptions, and to understand how such misconceptions might be avoided. Problem-solving skills will be advocated together with an approach to science that incorporates honesty, open-mindedness and information sharing. Content will include:
1.Selected topics from the science curriculum (Physical Sciences, and Earth and Space Sciences)
2.Application of the notion of pedagogical content knowledge to the topics encountered in #1, and the development of suitability transformed content which would be accessible to learners in the appropriate age groups.
NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2012 Online
Semester 3, 2012 Online