ED3092 - Science Education for Early Childhood
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Education (pre 2015)
Note: Lectures and tutorials for this subject are delivered by external mode only
in LearnJCU. The subject is offered online requiring students to have access to the
World Wide Web for participation in the subject. Students will be expected to conduct
level 1 (safe) hands-on science activities at home using simple materials.
Science education is a key component of the Australian Curriculum. In this subject
students develop their science technological and pedagogical and content knowledge
with an emphasis on preparing to teach young learners from kindergarten to Year 3.
In line with the Australian Curriculum, students identify the skills, attitudes and
concepts that form an early childhood science program and learn strategies appropriate
to the teaching of science. Particular emphasis is given to inquiry-based learning
suitable for the physical, social and intellectual development of young learners.
Lectures and tutorials for this subject are delivered by external mode only. The subject
is offered online requiring students to have access to the World Wide Web for participation
in the subject. Students will be expected to conduct level 1 (safe) hands-on science
activities at home using simple materials. Aspects of education for sustainability
appropriate for young learners are also covered.
- become more confident as a learner and teacher of science;
- appreciate the need for a robust science education program in the early childhood
- become familiar with the Australian Curriculum: Science, the 5Es inquiry model and
key science programs for young children;
- be able to plan and conduct science lessons and units safely and integrating appropriate
- demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
||6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||online multiple choice test (20%); science curriculum assignment (40%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
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