EDCURRIC 708 - Making a Difference – Science

Course code
EDCURRIC 708
Making a Difference – Science
School
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Points
30
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director


Dawn Garbett

Course description

A practice-focused examination of teaching and learning in science at primary and intermediate level, 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

    2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly evening sessions on Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm starting from 2 March until 18 May

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