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Coffs Harbour
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Term3,5
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Lismore
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Unit description

Enables pre-service teachers to build their competence and confidence in the design and facilitation of science and technology lessons as reflective practitioners in authentic community settings. Facilitates the application of teaching and learning strategies and models, underpinning pedagogical theories. The unit emphasises sustainability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, literacy and numeracy, inquiry, creative and critical thinking, inclusivity, ICTs and integration.

Unit content

Module 1: Interrogating Pedagogical Theories and Exploring Curricula

Module 2: Authentic Assessment and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Module 3: Final Lesson Design

Module 4: Critical Reflection and Analysis

Module 5: Critical Reflection and Analysis (Critical, Creative and Connected inquiry) 

Module 6: Differentiation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant Australian syllabuses and the early childhood curriculum requirements, and suggest ways to translate these curriculum documents into practice, emphasising sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledge
2develop the skills of working scientifically and technologically across a range of early childhood and primary contexts to develop teaching–learning activities which provide opportunities for children to use these skills
3design teaching and learning strategies or lessons and incorporate diagnostic, formative and summative student assessment to maximise student engagement especially students with mixed ability and/or from diverse backgrounds.
4reflect critically upon a range of pedagogical and curriculum issues associated with implementing science and technology across early childhood and primary education

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant Australian syllabuses and the early childhood curriculum requirements, and suggest ways to translate these curriculum documents into practice, emphasising sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledge
  2. develop the skills of working scientifically and technologically across a range of early childhood and primary contexts to develop teaching–learning activities which provide opportunities for children to use these skills
  3. design teaching and learning strategies or lessons and incorporate diagnostic, formative and summative student assessment to maximise student engagement especially students with mixed ability and/or from diverse backgrounds.
  4. reflect critically upon a range of pedagogical and curriculum issues associated with implementing science and technology across early childhood and primary education

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours
Practical 2 hours
Assessment
Draft Lesson Plan 40%
Teaching Reflection60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours
Practical 2 hours
Assessment
Draft Lesson Plan 40%
Teaching Reflection60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours
Practical 2 hours
Assessment
Draft Lesson Plan 40%
Teaching Reflection60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours
Practical 2 hours
Assessment
Draft Lesson Plan 40%
Teaching Reflection60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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