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Interdisciplinary Science Education (EDUC90953)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90953
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This subject develops understandings of the intentions and principles of curriculum and investigates specifics of curriculum design and implementation to improve and refine effective integration of curriculum. The focus of this subject will centre on the science curriculum, approaches to support design and evaluation principles. It provides tools for students to analyse and critique curriculum principles, policies and practices. This subject actively creates opportunities for students to focus on a negotiated area of curriculum. For example: connecting sciences with each other and/or with other disciplines, new learning theories about ways of knowing and implications for science curriculum; transition stages within schooling; innovative learning technologies in science education; gender and science pathways; indigenous science studies; integrating sustainability and environmental education and/or another curriculum dimension that is of concern to the student within their own context. Students will explore their negotiated focus through presentation and assignment work.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Analyse an integrated unit for science education, applying the principles behind curriculum design, integration and evaluation
  • Use and apply general principles and knowledge into the design of an integrated unit for science education
  • Critique existing learning sequences, applying theoretical understandings and educational theory
  • Redesign and justify integrated curriculum modifications, using research and theory

Generic skills

  • • Critical reasoning and thinking • Problem solving • Communication • Evidence based decision making • Creativity and innovation • Teamwork and professional collaboration • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 29 August 2019