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|Offered at:||(B, G, W)|
|Unit chair:||G Chittleborough|
G Chittleborough (B), R Tytler (G, W)
Students must pass at least 5 units at first year before progressing to second year level.
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.
Tutorial 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%
Skamp, K. (Ed.). (2004) Teaching primary science constructively (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Thomson.
This text is available through the bookstores at the Melbourne (Burwood) campus.
Hubber, P. & Tytler, R. (2005). Ideas for Teaching Science: Years P-8. Burwood: Deakin University (CDROM and online resource)
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.