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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A total of 36 hours, and assigned tasks in a school designated by the Faculty |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
485-355 Learning Area: Sci & Technology 2 (Adv), or approved equivalent studies
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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
CoordinatorDr Roderick Alan Fawns
Students undertake investigation of curriculum resources available for teaching particular science topics, including written materials, multimedia, computer software and industry and community support services; a case study of the understanding and learning of a selected science concept by children at primary school level; and the design, implementation and evaluation of a science unit or a science project related to the local school community extending over at least six hours in a primary school. The major ideas in the current literature on children's understandings of science concepts and the methods by which they may be probed are introduced.
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A major report of a case study on an investigation into children's understandings or learning of a selected concept in science (about 1500 words) (30%); a review of related literature on probing children's understanding (about 1500 words) (30%); the production (development, implementation and evaluation) of a science curriculum unit or a science project related to the local school community extending over at least six hours (about 2000 words) (40%).
Reading guides will be provided at the beginning of the course of study.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Special requirement: Participation in weekly seminars, including short presentations on contract work in educational settings as arranged.
Bachelor of Education (Primary) |
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