This discipline unit surveys science and technology and its place in contemporary society. This unit puts an emphasis upon the science and technology that relates to everyday experience. Focuses on interpretations and implications and processes of science and technology.
- Broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the academic discipline of science and the academic discipline of technology, including recent theory and practice
Current and emerging concepts related to the nature and role of science and technology, including:
- the science process of working scientifically (scientific inquiry, science as a human endeavour)
- the technology process of working technologically and designing and making
Knowledge and understanding (Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour)
- Natural environment
- Made environment
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the nature and content of science and technology in contemporary society||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|2||use and analyse the processes of ‘working scientifically’ and ‘working technologically’ (the design process)||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||elicit and identify common alternative conceptions associated with science content and common views of science/technology and scientists/technologists||Intellectual rigour|
|4||compare personal and sociocultural constructivist views of learning science and technology with other perspectives||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|5||clearly articulate accepted scientific conceptions related to key concepts/phenomena/events relevant and appropriate to the science and technology content studied this session critically reflect on their own science and technology learning in relation to their discipline knowledge.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|6||demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Alternative hard copy that can be also used for your future science and technology education unit: Skamp, K & Preston, C (eds), 2015, Teaching Primary Science Constructively, 5th edn,, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780170261203.
- Prescribed eBook compiled for SCI10003: Skamp, K & Preston, C, 2015, Readings for Foundation Science & Technology SCI10003 & EDU00413 Compiled by Marianne Logan, 1st edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. ISBN: 9780170275842.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.