|Short Description:||Science Curriculm & Pedag Stud|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course is designed to develop science pedagogical content knowledge for future school teachers from F-6. It has as its major focus the essential knowledge and skills necessary for beginning educators to: interpret contemporary primary science curricula and initiatives in science education; apply knowledge of how learners develop conceptual understanding in science; recognise and be responsive to learner backgrounds, characteristics, experiences and prior understandings which might impact upon engagement and learning in science; and, design and implement well-organised and managed science learning environments.