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EES340 - Primary Science Education 2

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students who commenced in E359 course prior to 2012

Unit chair:L Hobbs




Incompatible with:

EES345, EES440, EME244, ESS340


This unit is offered as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course. 

The purpose of the unit is to build upon the ideas from Primary Science Education 1 but cover further content and extend into new pedagogical and curriculum strategies. The focus would be on the planning of activity sequences to explore ideas in a more extended fashion: integration, higher order thinking and reasoning in science, planning extended investigations, design and creativity, e-learning, using community resources, the literacies of science, and formative and summative assessment. Integration with other content areas would be dealt with. The unit will incorporate extended experience working with small groups of primary school children, planning and implementing activity sequences.


Assignment one: Research assignment – exploring pedagogies that promote literacy, integration, higher order thinking and reasoning in science (Individual 1500 words – 40%)

Assignment two: Major teaching and learning project planning, implementing and assessing a sequence of science lessons as part of an extended experience working with small groups of primary school children (1500 words for each student, a total of 3000 words for the combined report – 50%)

Reflective Task: reflecting on school-based teaching experience (equivalent 500 words -Individual 10%)

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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