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ED3092 - Science Education for Early Childhood

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

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 early childhood education. In this subject, you will develop your science technological, pedagogical, concept and curriculum knowledge with an emphasis on preparing to teach young learners from birth to Year 3. You will learn to identify the skills, attitudes and concepts that form an early childhood program and learn strategies appropriate to the teaching of science. Lectures and tutorials for this subject are delivered by external mode only. The subject is offered online requiring students to have access to the internet for participation. Students will be expected to conduct level 1 (safe) hands-on science activities at home using simple materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the need for a robust science education program in the early childhood years;
  • increase confidence and competence as a learner and teacher of science;
  • be able to plan and conduct science activities safely while integrating appropriate technology;
  • be familiar with science in the Australian Curriculum, the Early Years Curriculum Framework, and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and other relevant curriculum documents;
  • develop relevant teacher knowledge of science concepts and effective pedagogy to support science learning in the early years;
  • develop a repertoire of developmentally appropriate hands-on science activities;
  • to be able to consider leadership opportunities in ECE science;
  • demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and ACEQA standards to a developed level.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects or ADM to course code 38110

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Subhashni Taylor.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: short answer test (10%); science curriculum assignment (50%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must gain 50% or over in the exam to pass the subject

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Dr Subhashni Taylor
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: short answer test (10%); science curriculum assignment (50%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must gain 50% or over in the exam to pass the subject

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Ms Siti Amasha, Dr Subhashni Taylor
Lecturer: Mr Brandon Oh.
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: short answer test (10%); science curriculum assignment (50%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must gain 50% or over in the exam to pass the subject

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.