Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - 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|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr Roderick Fawns
ContactEducation Student Centre
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.
|Objectives:||Information not available|
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.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Information Not Available
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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