Biological and Earth and Space Sciences develops understanding of both the content and pedagogy required to teach Science in Primary and Early Childhood classrooms. Students are introduced to concepts around how children learn Science; the importance of Science education in an Australian and international context; and current views around effective pedagogical practice linked to research. The focus on pedagogy will be linked to two content areas from the Australian Curriculum: Biological sciences and Earth and Space sciences.
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||There are no pre-requisites for the unit.|
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|2. Practical and Written Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.21% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit includes outcomes incorporating focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers which must be demonstrated at Graduate Level for Professional Registration. Specifically, the outcomes focus on the following standards from the Professional Knowledge and Professional Practice domains:
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn;
Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it;
Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning; and
Standard 4: Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments.
Assessment develops discipline-specific knowledge from the Science learning area for demonstration of the following focus area descriptors: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4 and 4.1. This knowledge will be built on and applied during work-integrated learning placements in educational settings throughout the course of study to support collection of evidence of meeting these standards at Graduate level.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Presentation||•||•||•|
|2 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|2 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|