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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 2077

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
167441

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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 explore contexts that engage children in scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical inquiry [STEM]. To deepen understanding of STEM curriculum and the underlying relationships between concepts and processes across discipline areas. To investigate contemporary pedagogy that enables deep learning in STEM in early childhood.

Course content

Students will explore key curriculum, guiding documents, including the Australian Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework, and core texts to develop pedagogical content knowledge in STEM disciplines. Students will examine the design of contexts that engage young children’s disposition to engage in STEM based inquiry; including identifying elements of the environment, intentional use of materials, and the role of the educator to enable deep, ongoing learning. Students will critique contemporary approaches such as play based discovery learning, inquiry based, instructional, and project learning to identify elements of effective pedagogy that supports STEM learning. Students will investigate assessment strategies to build competency in using documentation to notice, interpret and respond to children’s understandings in STEM, to inform the ongoing design of learning.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture (Online) 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
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 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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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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