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EES240 - Primary Science Education 1

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Unit chair:

Gail Chittleborough

Campus contact:

Gail Chittleborough (Burwood (Melbourne))

Russell Tytler (Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:

EES245, EES345

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: Science lesson planning and pedagogical issues, 2000 words, 40%


Research Assignment: 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), 40%


Online test, 20%

Unit Fee Information

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