EDCURRIC 708 - Special Topic: Making a Difference - Science

Course code
Special Topic: Making a Difference - Science
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Online Scheduled Sessions
Course director

Dawn Garbett

Course description

A practice-focused examination of teaching and learning in science, using evidence-based evaluative inquiry to explore the teaching and learning of key science understandings. Includes critical examination of pedagogies in science and research into students’ science learning, including the nature of science.

Course overview

Push back against low engagement and falling achievement levels in primary science education in New Zealand. This course will support you in using science education research to design teaching sessions that are interesting and relevant to students, supporting their achievement of scientific literacy goals. Exploring both theory and classroom challenges, by the end of this course you will be able to identify problems of practice using inquiry approaches, integrate digital technology into your teaching, turn research findings into practical action and more.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, it is intended that students will be able to: Use science education research to design teaching and learning that is engaging, relevant and supports scientific literacy goals. Demonstrate professional knowledge for teaching science. Critically evaluate the science curriculum and related curriculum support resources.​

    Course Coordinators

    Megan Clune

    Currently scheduled classes

    2021 Epsom (Semester 2): Weekly evening sessions on Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm
    2021 Online (Semester 2): Online Scheduled ( Semester 2): Online scheduled sessions weekly Mondays from 4pm to 7pm

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    This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

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