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EES440 - Primary Science Education 2

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Hobbs
Campus contact:

G Chittleborough (Burwood (Melbourne))

L Hobbs (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

S Herbert (Warrnambool)




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

Incompatible with:

EME244, ESS340, EES340

Contact hours:

3 hours per week


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 unit will incorporate extended experience working with small groups of primary school children, planning and implementing and reflecting on activity sequences. The focus would be on the planning of learning 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. The role of science in the education of the whole child will be explored, and issues in integrating science with other content areas will be explored.


Assignment one: Research Assignment, 1500 words, 40%

Assignment two, 2500 words, 60%

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.

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