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EPS4200 Teaching Physics and Space Science

Short Description: Teaching Physics&Space Science
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 : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) or BPED Only - EDP2111

Other requisites

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.


In this course, teams of pre-service teachers will choose a science inquiry approach, appropriate to answering a question that integrates aspects of Physical and Space Sciences. Whilst conducting this inquiry they will consider decisively how they would plan for and teach such an inquiry themselves, particularly with regard to planning safe excursions. Pre-service teachers will also deepen their existing understanding of the nature of science and the organisation and structure of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Pre-service teachers will apply this understanding in the planning of a safe and engaging excursion complete with pre, during and post activities, and will extend their skills in science communication by the production of the script of a Science Play for a particular year level. The culmination of their understanding of assessment in science will be their development of criteria for the assessment of their own learning. This course allows pre-service teachers to experience collaborative learning and to consider the integration of ICT, literacy, numeracy and design technology with science.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021