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ED2195 - Science Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP students

The primary goal of this subject is to foster pre-service teacher development towards assuring the Professional Standard requirements of being an effective and competent teacher of science, especially specific to the diverse contexts of Northern Queensland. Upon completion of this subject, through the professional knowledge acquired and professional practice experiences provided, you will be able to approach the teaching of science positively and with an accurate and thorough understanding of what authentic science learning experiences entail at the primary level. The construction of professional knowledge and competent practices for the teaching of science will be the focus of the subject. This means you will be developing and demonstrating your thorough understanding of the content and processes of science (Content & Procedural Knowledge) and how to teach (Pedagogical Content & Pedagogical Procedural Knowledge) these effectively. You will demonstrate this competence through professional engagement opportunities provided during this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the capacity to organise safe science activities via appropriate communication and teaching strategies;
  • articulate knowledge and understanding of science concepts and content, and the ability to organise the content and appropriate resources into an effective sequence;
  • apply knowledge and understanding of literacy and numeracy teaching in science;
  • synthesise knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn science into how to design lesson plans with both appropriate learning goals and differentiation to meet the specific needs of students;
  • synthesise knowledge of curriculum and assessment practices into the design science lesson plans.
Prerequisites: ED1411

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Subhashni Taylor
Lecturer: Dr Tanya Doyle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (40%); professional plan and presentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: As part of the subject students will complete an online science content module and test via the learning management system. Students will work through online resources and may reattempt the online test multiple times. Students will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of content knowledge to pass the subject.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (RATEP)
Coordinator: Dr Subhashni Taylor
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures - Collaborate
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (40%); professional plan and presentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: As part of the subject students will complete an online science content module and test via the learning management system. Students will work through online resources and may reattempt the online test multiple times. Students will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of content knowledge to pass the subject.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Subhashni Taylor
Lecturer: Mr Toby Bartle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (40%); professional plan and presentation (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: As part of the subject students will complete an online science content module and test via the learning management system. Students will work through online resources and may reattempt the online test multiple times. Students will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of content knowledge to pass the subject.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.