Pre-requisites

ED520.306 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy
ED521.306 Twenty-first Century Learning and Teaching
ED621.306 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Pre-service teachers will discuss social, cultural and Christian perspectives on Science including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and will consider how their own understandings of Christian writings inform their teaching of Science. Pre-service teachers will develop a critical understanding of the complexities of Science and key curriculum documents such as the Australian Curriculum and the learning theories that underpin them. Pre-service teachers will evaluate the opportunities that Science provides for children to understand themselves and their world.

Pre-service teachers will critically evaluate contemporary theories of how students’ develop mastery in Science. They will develop strategies for assessing, analysing and diagnosing students’ learning needs in Science, and will develop effective pedagogies, assessment and curriculum design in primary settings to enable students’ effective learning about, in and through Science.

Pre-service teachers will appreciate the need for and develop capacities in inclusive practices for all children. They will plan for and evaluate strategies to enable children from a range of diversities and contexts to succeed.

Pre-service teachers will explore a wide range of applications of Science and develop strategies to integrate them in other curriculum areas.

Pre-service teachers will develop and demonstrate personal proficiencies in Science. They will also explore and develop the use of related digital technologies to enable their own and children’s learning in Science.

Teaching Strategies

Pre-service teachers learning in this course will involve a variety of approaches including: lectures; practicum; observation; responding to educational scenarios; critical reflections; discussion; tutorials; assessment tasks; assessment feedback; guest speakers; classroom observation; practical teaching assignments; reflective journals; contact with professional associations; oral presentations; and on-line activities.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2018; Semester 1, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 1, 2021, and Semester 1, 2022

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.