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EPS735 - Primary Science and Technology Education

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:J Cripps Clark



Must be enrolled in course E762, E764, or E765

Incompatible with:

EES540, ESS540

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 4 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit covers the following topics:

  • children’s perceptions of scientists and science and children’s alternative science concepts;
  • science and design & technologies pedagogies: conceptual change strategies, multi-modal representations;
  • linking research literature (including theoretical perspectives) to practice;
  • AusVELS and Curriculum Planning – planning and implementing a sequence of science and design and technologies lessons;
  • science Investigations – design, measurement, data representation and analysis, and writing in science;
  • the nature of science and the relationship between design and technologies and science;
  • the literacies of science and the role of representation in learning science; • higher order thinking and reasoning, creativity and imagination;
  • resources for a contemporary primary science classroom: the use of ICT to support learning in science and community resources; • assessment, as, of and for learning – diagnostic and formative and summative;
  • science conceptual knowledge: including floating and sinking, force and energy, light, heat, animal and plant structure and function, biodiversity, life cycles and animal behaviour, rocks, earth and atmospheric processes, environmental science, sustainability, the nature of science.
  • the technology process; and
  • safety in science and design and technologies.


Learning Report 50% of assessment 2,500 words (individual) or equivalent

Teaching Report 50% of assessment, 5,000 words - group of two or 2,500 words - individual or equivalent.

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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