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EUB210 Science in Primary Education 1

This unit will introduce you to science content knowledge and practices required to teach primary science from Foundation to Year 6. The content is relevant to the Knowledge and Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills strands from the Australian Curriculum: Science and includes big ideas from the biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science disciplines.  Adequate science disciplinary content knowledge has recently become a more focused requirement of Australian teachers working within educational systems. This unit will be built upon in EUB212 Science in Primary Education 2, where you will develop the knowledge and skills to plan, sequence, and assess inquiry-based student learning in primary science education using constructivism as a referent for your science teaching practice.

Unit information

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Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
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Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
Kelvin Grove (External)
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Previous study requirements


Guide to previous study requirements

To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.


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