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EES240 - Primary Science Education 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Unit chair:G Chittleborough
Campus contact:

G Chittleborough (Burwood (Melbourne))

R Tytler (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool)





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Burwood: 3 x 6 hour Seminar and 1 x 3 hour Seminar.

Waurn Ponds: 3 x 3 hour Seminar.


This unit is offered as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course. The aim of the unit is to support students' understanding of core science ideas and enable them to interpret and extend these to designing activity sequences in primary school based on current thinking about teaching and learning principles. The unit will have a special focus on learning theories and pedagogies, on sustainability issues in primary schools, and on representing the nature of science.


Seminar tasks 40% on science lesson planning and pedagogical issues 2000 words

Research Assignment 40% Investigate report probing children’s understandings of core scientific concepts, identifying variations in understanding or perspective and recognising implications for the teaching and learning of science 2000 words (paired task)

Online test 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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