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EES440 - Primary Science Education 2

Offering information:

This unit commences in 2015.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2014 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)

Prerequisite:

EES345

Corequisite:

 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

Content

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.

Assessment

Assignment one: Research Assignment, 1500 words, 40%

Assignment two, 2500 words, 60%

 

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