|Short Description:||Science in Primary School|
|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|
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.