ETM706 - Knowledge for Teaching Science 7-10: Chemical Science


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online) with intensive seminars

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E514



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

5 x 6-hours of intensive seminar across trimester

In-person attendance requirements

Details of intensive seminar schedules are provided through unit cloud site


This unit engages with contemporary chemical science practice on modern and sustainable use of materials to explore the big ideas of the discipline. Through inquiry and problem-based learning, we will investigate the material basis for society and molecular basis for sustainability, and develop understanding in how ways of knowledge about the structure, properties, interactions and transformation of matter has a central impact on our daily lives. The progression of these ideas across year 7-10, relating to multimodal approaches to coordinate across the macro, sub-micro and symbolic domains utilised to visualise and represent matter will be addressed. Researched-informed practice on the incorporation of online resources and hands-on practical activities in order to maximize their learning opportunities will be demonstrated. Informed by current research and development, including from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials, and the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities of the Victorian Curriculum, problem-based design projects in modern materials for sustainable development in communities and society will be designed and developed, utilising infield experiences to enrich this experience.

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