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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Pre-requisites

96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching

Unit aim

Enables pre-service teachers to build their competence and confidence in the design and facilitation of science and technology lessons as reflective practitioners in authentic community settings. Facilitates the application of teaching and learning strategies and models, underpinning pedagogical theories. The unit emphasises sustainability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, literacy and numeracy, inquiry, creative and critical thinking, inclusivity, ICTs and integration.

Unit content

Module 1: Exploring Curricula and Lesson Planning

Module 2: Authentic Assessment and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Module 3: Interrogating Pedagogical Theories

Module 4: The 5Es in Focus: Engage and Explore

Module 5: The 5Es in Focus: Explain and Elaborate

Module 6: The 5Es in Focus: Evaluate and Critical Reflection.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant Australian syllabuses and the early childhood curriculum requirements, and suggest ways to translate these curriculum documents into practice, emphasising sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledge
2 develop the skills of working scientifically and technologically across a range of early childhood and primary contexts to develop teaching–learning activities which provide opportunities for children to use these skills
3 design teaching and learning strategies or lessons and incorporate diagnostic, formative and summative student assessment to maximise student engagement especially students with mixed ability and/or from diverse backgrounds.
4 reflect critically upon a range of pedagogical and curriculum issues associated with implementing science and technology across early childhood and primary education

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant Australian syllabuses and the early childhood curriculum requirements, and suggest ways to translate these curriculum documents into practice, emphasising sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledge
  2. develop the skills of working scientifically and technologically across a range of early childhood and primary contexts to develop teaching–learning activities which provide opportunities for children to use these skills
  3. design teaching and learning strategies or lessons and incorporate diagnostic, formative and summative student assessment to maximise student engagement especially students with mixed ability and/or from diverse backgrounds.
  4. reflect critically upon a range of pedagogical and curriculum issues associated with implementing science and technology across early childhood and primary education

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.