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ED3196 - Science in Context for Primary Science Specialists

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject extends the principles and practices of primary science instruction by exploring science curriculum content within specific contexts. Context is necessary for preservice teachers to understand what new knowledge means by bringing relevance and meaning to ideas and concepts covered in science lessons. The subject views science as a multifaceted, flexible process for better understanding of the natural world. Preservice teachers learn key concepts about the content, nature and process of science and how they can apply this knowledge to real world situations. The subject engages preservice teachers in science inquiry, critical thinking, testing, reflecting and communicating, providing students with specialist skills in the Learning Area of Science.

Learning Outcomes

  • explore how the design and implementation of relevant and challenging learning experiences consolidates scientific literacy;
  • recall, apply and communicate concepts and procedures of science through multiple modes and genres within local and global contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
  • apply and recognise key concepts about the nature and process of science in real world situations;
  • engage with the F-10 Australian Curriculum to identify implications of science in context for classroom practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (40%)
  • Multiple choice online test/s - (20%).
Prerequisites: ED1411; ED2193

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.