|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
There is a demand for learners to have a solid foundation in science to meet the needs of our modern lives and contribute to rational decision-making. Science is multi-faceted, including knowing, doing, thinking and communicating. Scientific curiosity begins early in life, and as parents and teachers nurture this curiosity across the primary curriculum, they help shape and develop children’s skills to enable them to inquire in more sophisticated ways into the world in which they live. Teachers need to be able to demonstrate that scientific ideas are connected across different fields and to everyday life at all ages.
Pre-service teachers require a deeper focus in a particular subject, in addition to the general knowledge and teaching skills that are required across the range of the Primary curriculum areas. This course supports the development of additional depth of understanding in Science as a curriculum specialisation that is taught from Foundation to Year 6. The focus of this course is designed to assess the Science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge which is required for generalist primary teachers to be equipped with a curriculum specialisation in Science.
|Semester 2, 2022||Online|