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Unit details

EEJ421 - Effective Teaching of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2010 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E455 and E460 only)
Unit chair:J Cripps Clark
Incompatible with:

EME244, EME500, EME502, ESJ421, ESJ721

Contact hours: 3 to 4 hours per week


In this unit students will expand their understanding of the nature of the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of mathematics, science and technology and the implications for teaching with emphasis on the role of literacies in these areas. In addition, the unit will prepare students for professional experience in mathematics, science and technology. The focus will be on developing strategies to provide challenging, coherent, engaging and inclusive learning experiences for children, plan units of work, and consider the selection and use of appropriate resources, including information and communication technologies. Students will be expected to identify current education and curriculum initiatives, including state curriculum documents and policies together with national and global initiatives. Through participation in classes, seminars and field-based (school and community) experiences with small groups of children, and reflection/review sessions of practical school based/ community activities, students will build on and complement the knowledge and competencies required to create inclusive and engaging learning environments in Mathematical, Scientific and Technological contexts. The use of information communication technologies as essential learning for the changing nature of schooling for the twenty-first century is another focus for student participation in the unit.


Assignment 1: Planning, teaching and evaluation of a sequence of science lessons with a small group of children and a similar sequence of mathematics lessons with (preferably the same) small group of children. This assessment focuses on understandings of science and mathematics, and principles of student learning including monitoring and responding to student learning needs, and responses to critical issues. (60%) 

Assignment 2: A design task in which students respond to the technology process and identify connections with science and mathematics. (40%) 

Assessment will total the equivalent of 4000 words. 

The assessment will be criterion referenced.

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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