Throughout this unit students are provided with many opportunities to develop their understanding regarding core scientific ideas, the practices that scientists use in creating knowledge about the world, and appreciation of the role of science in everyday life. They develop a personal and pedagogical awareness of the importance of science in their every-day life and become acquainted with primary science education theories, and teaching and learning models.. Students work collaboratively to develop their capacities, knowledge and skills in designing science education units, and learning plans that enable primary students to engage with science in the world around them.
|1.||Demonstrate conceptual understanding regarding the nature of science and scientific literacy.|
|2.||Demonstrate developed content knowledge in the biological sciences, suitable for primary level.|
|3.||Demonstrate the ability to apply Inquiry based Learning and the 5E model in primary science teaching.|
|4.||Demonstrate familiarity with key theories in science education and critically analyse their application in science teaching|
|5.||Work collaboratively in developing professional capabilities.|
|Review||Examine and evaluate science education literary sources||25%|
|Review||Teach a lesson from Primary Connections||15%|
|Report||Case and Commentary||60%|
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