|Short Description:||Teaching Science Early Primary|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||26 October 2020|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Ed) or BEDU (Special Ed) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or BEED or BPED
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This is the first course in a suite of two compulsory courses supporting the teaching and learning of primary science. Pre-service educators will learn about the nature of science and the organisation and structure of the Australian Curriculum: Science. They will develop an understanding of the content and pedagogical content knowledge required to teach all four Science Understanding sub-strands from the curriculum across Years F-3. Pre-service educators will apply this understanding in the development and implementation of science lesson plans. This course allows pre-service educators to experience collaborative learning and to consider the integration of literacy and numeracy with science.