Learning Area: Science & Technology 1

Subject 485-102 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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: 36 hours contact time
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof Kaye Christine Stacey
Subject Overview:

This subject examines some fundamental concepts of the physical, chemical, biological and earth sciences and associated technology, in relation to teaching the Science and Technology in the primary school. Children's understandings of natural phenomena and ways of promoting meaningful learning will be examined. Through reflections on their own learning students will deepen their appreciation of what is involved in learning for understanding. Workshop activities will also introduce students to the process of investigation in science, processes in technology, and the uses of information technologies. Resources to support the curriculum areas of science and technology in the primary school will be considered.

Objectives: Information nto available

Two written assignments, each equivalent to 1,000 words and due mid-semester and towards end of semester respectively (25 per cent each) and a 2 hour end of semester examination (50 per cent)

Satisfactory compeltion of various workshop exercises is a hurdle requirement for passing this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Book of topic notes and resources.

  • Teaching Primary Science Constructively (2nd edn) (Keith Skamp), Thomson Learning, Southbank, Victoria, 2004
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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