The aim of this unit is to explore  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. This unit focuses on developing your confidence, creativity and collaborative skills through hands on activities and problem-based approach..". Throughout this unit you will be provided with opportunities to develop an understanding of the role of STEM in everyday life and familiarise yourself with the core ideas and practices that scientists, technologists, mathematicians, engineers and teachers use in creating knowledge about the world.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EDC1004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and articulate the role of STEM in education and in everyday life;  
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts and the interconnectedness of these disciplines in STEM Education;  
  3. Collaboratively plan and carry out investigations by applying scientific reasoning, evidence-based approaches and innovative practices;  
  4. Reflect on their development as STEM educators and as life-long-learners.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Portfolio - Part A 20%
Journal Portfolio - Part B 30%
Presentation Group Presentation 30%
Project Develop STEM model STEM Invention 20%

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