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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5267

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162766

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To develop students as pre-service teachers who are knowledgeable about how children learn mathematics and science at the junior primary level of schooling and to equip them with the professional skills required to plan and assess effectively.

Course content

Students will examine junior primary school children’s construction of mathematical and science understanding, processes and attitudes and how to implement the inquiry approach to science and mathematics teaching based on the Australian curriculum (Mathematics / Science). Students will examine assessment strategies with an emphasis on prior knowledge, formative assessment and timely and constructive feedback. Students will plan learning experiences for individuals, small groups and whole classes and evaluate a variety of structured and informal materials, print and digital resources suitable for all children.

Textbook(s)

MacDonald A & Rafferty J 2015, Investigating Maths, Science and Technology in Early Childhood, Oxford University Press, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 3 hours x 12 weeks
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Programming 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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