Explore the current and future challenges facing science education, and learn innovative approaches to teaching and communicating science that lift engagement and performance.
Inside and outside
You’ll explore how science is currently taught and how it is increasingly connected to learning that takes place outside the school environment. This includes informal settings, through digital technologies and other disciplines such as engineering and environmental sciences. You’ll gain an understanding of how these developments require fundamental reconsideration of the goals of science education, its curricula and approaches to pedagogy and assessment.
Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.
Intended learning outcomes
- Critically analyse educational theories, policies and practice that are relevant to science and environmental education
- Evaluate the social, cultural, and philosophical contexts informing science education and communication
- Apply specific theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, policies and practices to critique and evaluate specific science education and communication units and curricula
- Integrate and apply theories and evidence from different disciplinary areas in relation to the design of science education and communication units and programs
- (Re-)design science education and communication educational units and programs, applying theory based design principles for effective education
Last updated: 15 June 2020