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ED3192 - Science Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available to RATEP students only. Note: Lectures for Townsville offering of this subject are delivered online through LearnJCU and requires students to have access to the World Wide Web for participation in the subject.

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

  • build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in science and technology;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of science concepts and resources;
  • develop skills in planning and assessing science learning activities for students;
  • become familiar with science curriculum requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in primary contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED3092 and ED5220 and ED5223

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Cliff Jackson
Lecturer: Professor Brian Lewthwaite.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Regular weekly online lectures and assignments in conjunction with tutorials
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (25%); soto planning, practice and reflection (25%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coord/Lect: Dr Cliff Jackson, Professor Brian Lewthwaite.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: assignments (25%); assignments (25%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Cliff Jackson, Professor Brian Lewthwaite.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignments (25%); soto planning, practice and reflection (25%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

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.