The aim of this unit is to prepare students to become confident and successful teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). This unit focuses on developing the content and pedagogical knowledge required for teaching STEM through a problem-based approach that develops your confidence, creativity, and communication skills. The STEM content is reflective of the Victorian Curriculum and "Big Ideas of Science". 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. By participating in hands-on and minds-on pedagogies, you will learn how to teach STEM using evidence based and engaging approaches in educational settings.

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 everyday life;  
  2. Demonstrate STEM knowledge at an appropriate level for application in educational settings;  
  3. Identify a range of effective pedagogies for STEM teaching;  
  4. Plan and carry out simple scientific investigations by applying scientific reasoning and evidence-based approaches;  
  5. Reflect on their development as STEM educators and as life-long-learners;  
  6. Demonstrate the ability to support reasoning by the use of scientific thinking.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflections - Part A 15%
Journal Reflections - Part B 30%
Workshop Microteaching 30%
Project Develop STEM model 25%

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