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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||This subject will develop and consolidate teacher candidates’ understanding of major science concepts through an examination of children’s everyday experiences. This development in science conceptual understandings will occur through the dynamic exploration of phenomena such as weather, motion and food, and understandings of students’ motivations to learn science, and their curiosity about the natural world. Teacher candidates will be introduced to key resources for science teaching in the form of activities, artefacts and technologies that will help them (i) plan for teaching science and technology concepts effectively in the classroom and (ii) respond to the learning needs, curiosity and interests of primary students. Teacher candidates will also be assisted to design and test, and then evaluate and refine a sequential, balanced teaching unit in a particular science topic area for primary students. Teacher candidates will be assisted to become familiar with, and know how to utilise, the educational research that addresses science conceptual teaching challenges and appropriate pedagogical approaches that respond to the well - documented learning needs of primary aged students.|
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment items: Unit of work (2000 words) due mid semester (50%) A 2 hour written examination, end of semester (50%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Skamp, K. R. (Ed.) (2004). Teaching primary science constructively (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Thomson Learning|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the conclusion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Primary) |
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