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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5289

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
171651

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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
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

Preservice teachers will be introduced to key constructs associated with how children learn mathematics and science as the basis for planning and assessing disciplinary based learning experiences across the primary years of schooling.

Course content

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

Textbook(s)

Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., Bay-Williams, J. M. & Brass, A. 2019, Elementary and middle school mathematics: Teaching developmentally , First Australian edition, Pearson, Boston

Skamp, K, & Preston S. 2020, Teaching Primary Science Constructively, 6th edition, Cengage Learning Australia Ltd., Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Tutorial 3 hours 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, MAWSON LAKES
Essay 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Professional plan 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
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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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