It is well recognised that future generations require strong educational foundations in order to navigate our changing world. The renewed national focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in primary school education will ensure that young Australians become equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge that they need to succeed in a changing world. STEM education refers collectively to the teaching of the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and also to a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching that increases student interest in STEM related fields and improves students’ problem solving and critical analysis skills. In this unit, you will build on the knowledge acquired in previous science, technology and mathematics units. You will apply problem based learning theory and pedagogical principles that underpin inquiry approaches and collaboration to design, conduct and evaluate first hand investigations in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics areas applicable to primary school classrooms. You will consolidate your knowledge in STEM disciplines and develop your pedagogical skills to increase student engagement and participation in STEM drawing upon the relevant Australian curriculum.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
EDCU12038 Teaching for Mathematical Proficiency
EDCU12039 Digital and Design Technologies
EDCU12040 Biological and Earth and Space Sciences
EDCU13020 Mathematics Curriculum
EDCU13017 Chemical and Physical Sciences
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|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.
|1. Written Assessment||45%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||45%|
|3. Peer assessment||10%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 45.95% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 33.33% 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:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus area of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICTs)
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
4.4 Maintain student safety
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Peer assessment||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|