The aim of the unit is to prepare students to becoming successful primary science teachers by broadening their scientific and pedagogical knowledge.
In doing so, the unit emphasises enhancement of students’ scientific literacy, as well as developing skills and knowledge in teaching primary science confidently.
Throughout the unit students will be 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. Students will become acquainted with primary science educational models and resources, and some underpinning science education theories. By participating in hands-on and minds-on teaching pedagogies, students will learn how to apply their acquired knowledge, to teaching primary science in effective and engaging ways.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
University students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):