University of Technology Sydney

012213 Learning in Science and Technology 1

Anti-requisite(s): 028242 Science and Technology Education 1



This subject introduces students to the teaching and learning of science and technology in the primary school (K–6). Throughout this subject, students are encouraged to articulate, reflect on and develop their philosophies of learning and teaching in science and technology, based on their reading of the literature and experiences in the classroom and with primary school-aged children. Students develop their understanding of the nature of science and technology, of current theories of learning and teaching science and technology, and of research that informs those understandings. A focus of this subject is on clarifying students' own conceptual understanding related to a selection of science topics. Students learn how to access information in a variety of forms from a range of sources, and how to critically evaluate information and ideas – a preparation for lifelong learning and for developing scientific, technological, information and language literacies. Students are guided to use the Science K–10 (NESA) syllabus and Australian curriculum to develop teaching and learning units and teaching approaches. The subject locates learning and teaching in intellectual, practical, creative, social, gender-inclusive and culturally sensitive contexts.

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