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Science in the Integrated Curriculum (EDUC90794)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90794
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The subject will build on Master of Teaching students' knowledge of integrating subjects from different areas. The experience provided will focus on supporting the effective integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with a focus on clinical responsive interventionist teaching into Primary Classroom environments. Participants will work collaboratively with academics, school based staff, mentor teachers and clinical specialists to plan, prepare and present models for teaching STEM topics with a focus on Physics, Chemistry and embedded Mathematics/Numeracy, Engineering and Technology.

Participants will implement their focus, off campus, over five weeks in Melbourne Graduate School of Education partner schools, working with small student groups, in professional learning teams, to further refine their teaching model to respond to their student’s needs. This elective builds on Science and Technology and Mathematics subjects that participants have already completed, and extends these skills in a school setting.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Science Learning area, and Technologies Design and Digital Learning Areas;
  • Organise content selection demonstrating capacities for designing lesson sequences with multiple assessment points;
  • Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum-learning opportunities for students;
  • Demonstrate they understand how students learn, differentiating for diversity, equity and inclusivity;
  • Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning.

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 21 August 2019