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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 3073

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
167263

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To prepare graduates who are knowledgeable about how children learn mathematics and science at the junior primary (R-2) level of schooling who have the skills required to plan, teach and assess student learning.

Course content

Students will examine junior primary school children’s construction of mathematical and science understanding, processes and attitudes. Analysis of students' prior knowledge of science and mathematical concepts; inquiry based learning; Australian curriculum requirements for science and mathematics; approaches to planning for learning that incorporate formative assessment; analysis and incorporation of print and digital resources.

Textbook(s)

MacDonald, A & Rafferty 2015, (ECE students only) , Oxford University Press, Australia

Reys, R et al. 2020, (PRIMARY students only) Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 3rd Australian Edition, Wiley Australia

Skamp, K & Preston, C 2021, (PRIMARY students only) Teaching primary science constructively, 7th edition, Cengage Learning Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
External (Online activities) 3 hours x 10 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
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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