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EES440 - Primary Science Education 2

Unit details

Year2016 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)





Incompatible with:

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

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

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