School Of Education

Science for Contemporary LearnersWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102485.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Karina Mckoy

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of primary learners’ cognitive development, features of positive classroom environments, and outcomes of the primary science syllabus is desirable.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1845 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
The purpose of this unit is for students to investigate how primary-age children think scientifically and develop knowledge of the natural world, and explore constructivist strategies for teaching primary science aligned to current reform efforts. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the essential features of inquiry-based pedagogies, scientific practices, and the role of creativity, coding, and technology in teaching and learning science. Students will apply their understandings of learning and constructivist pedagogies to the design of a series of primary science lessons.

1845.1Graduate Certificate in Primary Science EducationCONTINUING
1847.1Master of Education (STEM)CONTINUING
1847.2Master of Education (STEM)CURRENT
1887.1Graduate Certificate in Primary STEM EducationCURRENT

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