|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 :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course is designed to develop science pedagogical content knowledge for future teachers in two parallel streams, from birth-8 years of age (Birth to Year 3), and Years F-6. However, as teachers may be required to work outside of their preferred area, access to both streams of material is available to all. The course has as its major focus the essential knowledge and skills necessary for beginning educators to: interpret contemporary early childhood and primary science curricula and initiatives in science education (particularly the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: Science); 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.