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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:

0.125

Unit chair:

John Cripps Clark

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2137$2776

* 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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