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EES240 - Primary Science Education 1

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)

Prerequisite:

Students must pass at least 5 units at first year before progressing to second year level.

Corequisite:

EEP202 & this unit is only available to students who commenced in course E359 prior to 2012.

Incompatible with:

EES345

Content

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.

Assessment

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%

Prescribed texts

Skamp, K. (Ed.). (2004) Teaching primary science constructively (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Thomson.

This text is available through the bookstores at Burwood (Melbourne).

Hubber, P. & Tytler, R. (2005). Ideas for Teaching Science: Years P-8. Burwood: Deakin University (CDROM and online resource)

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