EES440 - Primary Science Education 2


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Two units:  One of EES245, EES345

plus one of ETS302, ETP302, ETP303



Incompatible with:

ESS340, EES340

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

The unit is delivered either in schools or on campus: 4-hour seminars in schools (approximately 2 weeks), 3-hour seminars in schools (approximately 4 weeks) and 2-hour seminars on campus (approximately 2-weeks)


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


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.

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