Details for Science and Technology

This course will explore the teaching and learning of Science and Technology in an early childhood and primary setting; with a particular emphasis on The Early Years Learning Framework and K-6 Science and Technology curriculum and syllabus developed by NESA and ACARA.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS233
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Science and Technology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course will explore the teaching and learning of Science and Technology in an early childhood and primary setting; with a particular emphasis on The Early Years Learning Framework and K-6 Science and Technology curriculum and syllabus developed by NESA and ACARA. It will cover key concepts and approaches in the science and technology learning area (curriculum and syllabus documents and pedagogy). Teacher Education Students (TES) will explore what it means to work scientifically in a technological age and consider the importance of science for the environment, communities and individuals and the potential cross-cultural sensitivities and worldviews found in the cultural diversity of Australian classrooms.

Outcomes

  1. Critically examine and review curriculum documents and approaches based on current research into Science and Technology practice in the early childhood and primary classroom.
  2. Illustrate and compare, with reference to classroom practice and current literature, the pedagogies for the safe, ethical and effective teaching of science; analyse the different teaching pedagogies and produce a personal philosophy and code of conduct for science teaching.
  3. Develop curriculum materials, lesson plans, and assessment items for the relevant Early Childhood and F-6 Science and Technology syllabus within a theoretical and practical framework.
  4. Apply skills that demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, working scientifically and integrating ICT experiences within the science classroom.
  5. Illustrate what it means to engage students in science and technology education and in society and reflect on one’s own professional development.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to science and technology
  • Science and Technology curriculum in the early and primary years
  • Working scientifically
  • Working technologically
  • The design process
  • Unit of work

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (20%)
  • Major Essay (35%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (40%)
  • Personal Reflection (5%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references