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Science in Primary School

Overview of the unit

Unit code: EDU70002
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit focuses on preparing students to teach science and technology in the primary classroom.

Content

  • The content appropriate for teaching the curriculum for science and technology in the primary classroom
  • Methods of teaching science and technology
  • Integrating the curriculum
  • Design and sequencing of tasks
  • Team-teaching
  • Enquiry-based and problem-solving approaches
  • Dealing with diversity and individual differences
  • Maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment in the primary classroom
  • Tools and practices for assessing, recording and reporting student learning
  • The use of ICT for communication purposes and for work preparation, presentation and implementation
  • The use of ICT to facilitate student learning and support students in activities which are self-regulating and cooperative.

This unit is found in Master of Teaching (Primary).