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 many opportunities to develop an appreciation 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 instructional  pedagogies, you will learn how to teach STEM using effective and engaging approaches in educational, community, early childhood and school settings.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EEC1107

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 instruction;  
  4. Plan and carry out simple scientific investigations;  
  5. Debate STEM topics and reason scientifically by applying evidence-based argumentation;  
  6. Demonstrate a familiarity with academic conventions of documentation and referencing.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Workshop Deliver STEM Micro Lesson. 25%
Project Develop STEM Model. 25%
Test STEM Quizzes (2) 25%
Journal Reflection 25%

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