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ECE763 - Science and Environmental Awareness

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2014 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:W Jobling
Campus contact:

C Campbell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

W Jobling (Burwood (Melbourne))




Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) - weekly campus classes plus Cloud (online) and located learning.

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - Three three-hour intensives, supported with Cloud (online) and located learning.


This unit is part of the early childhood major sequence. This unit focuses on providing students with their own understandings of the concepts of science. Coupled with an understanding of how young children develop skills and understandings in science, early childhood educators can use the natural and built environment to promote scientific and environmental awareness.


This unit provides students with key pedagogical and theoretical knowledge related to the teaching of science and environmental understandings to children in early childhood educational settings. Students will engage with relevant curriculum documents and develop teaching strategies appropriate to the teaching of science and environmental understanding.


1. Probing Children's understandings, 1800 words 30%

2. Teaching for Quality Learning in Science and other disciplines - Research Reports, 3000 words 50%

3. Four seminar/On-line responses, 1200 words 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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