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EDX3160 Teaching Science in Primary School

Short Description: Science in Primary School
Units : 1
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 : 29 October 2020


Pre-requisite: EDX2260 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED


This is the second course in a suite of two supporting the teaching and learning of primary science. Pre-service teachers will advance their understanding of 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 across Years 3 - 6, and how children learn science. Pre-service teachers will apply these understandings in the development and implementation of science units of sequential lesson plans. They will develop assessments to provide diagnosis of prior learning and feedback on the progress of learning. Pre-service teachers will experience collaborative and problem-based learning strategies, and will be required to demonstrate how they can integrate ICT and design technology with science for diverse learners.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2020 Online
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Semester 3, 2020 Online
Date printed 29 October 2020