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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5266

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162781

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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 able to use their knowledge of how children learn mathematics and science in the primary years of schooling to plan and assess learning that is integrated and caters for diversity in the classroom.

Course content

Students will examine research informed teaching approaches that support school students’ learning of science and mathematics. Students will develop and refine integrated units of work, incorporating the use of digital technologies, catering for individual needs in science and mathematics classes based on the Australian curriculum for Mathematics and Science including the general capabilities. Students will critique assessment strategies, with an emphasis on summative assessment.

Textbook(s)

Reys R, Lindquist M, Lambdin D, Smith N, Rogers A, Bennett S, Ewing B, Robson K & Cooke A 2016, Helping children learn mathematics in Australia, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Australia

Skamp, K 2015, Teaching primary science constructively, 5th edition, Cengage Learning Australia Pty. Ltd, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5267 Mathematics and Science Education (Years R-2)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 5 days
Workshop 5 hours x 10 days
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 5 days
Workshop 5 hours x 10 days

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
Reflective report 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Practical examination 3000 words equivalent 70% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Reflective report 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Practical examination 3000 words equivalent 70% 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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