Learning Area: Sci & Technology 2 (Adv)

Subject 485-355 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 54 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of H2A in 485-102 Learning Area: Science & Technology 1or approved equivalent
Corequisites: None
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.

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Christine Redman
Subject Overview:

Science topics covered in this subject will demonstrate effective and motivating ways to incorporate the big ideas of science into the primary classroom program. Comprehensive unpacking of the science and technology ideas in topics will be explored and investigated in a practical manner that provides sound pedagogical approaches, resources and strategies for innovative primary teachers. Sources of teaching materials, equipment and resources appropriate to the primary school level are incorporated. A collaborative project will be undertaken that demonstrates aspects of both science and technology in the modern world and students relationships to it.

Assessment: Semester 1: A teaching report (equivalent to 1000 words) that is related to a primary science topic will be constructed (20%),Semester 2: A written teaching report (1000 words) on the collaborative project demonstrating its relationship to science and technology teaching in primary technology (20%)A 2-hour examination based on the whole year's study (60%).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Teaching Primary Science: Empowering Children for Their World (R Cross), Addison Wesley Longman, 1996
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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