ECE380 - Inquiry Into Science Curriculum
2023 unit information
Trimester 3 2024 will be the final offering of this unit
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334
Students enrolled in course E330 must have completed unit ECE220 and
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks), 1 x conference per trimester
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 2 x 1-hour online class per trimester, 1 x conference per trimester
|In-person attendance requirements||
The unit also includes a Professional Experience placement (15-days)
*Community Based Delivery (CBD) refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute
Students will deeply explore the relationship between curriculum, policy and professional teacher standards in early childhood and primary school contexts. An inquiry will be undertaken as part of this unit into science curriculum and teaching pedagogies to develop a sequence of lesson plans that can be delivered in a kindergarten or primary school classroom.
In their exploration of the science curriculum, students will examine the historical, political and regulatory influences on science content and teaching approaches. Their inquiry will focus on aspects of teaching science understanding and science inquiry skills, with deep consideration of teaching strategies that will support learners from kindergarten to grade 6, and how the use of resources impacts teaching methods.
|Brief summary of hurdle requirement||Rationale||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
|15-days of professional experience placement in an early childhood or primary school classroom.||Successful completion of practical teaching experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institute of Teaching and ACECQA. ECE380 has a professional experience component of 15 days embedded and as such, the academic tasks and practical teaching knowledge and competencies must be successfully completed in order to pass this unit. If students do not pass either the practicum or assessment parts of this unit, the entire unit, including placement will need to be repeated.||GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities |
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
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