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Research on Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics (12 points)


Leader: Professor R F Gunstone, Dr B Clarke & Dr H Forgasz

Clayton First semester 2003 (Evening)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Evening)

Synopsis: Research approaches for investigating learning and teaching in school science and mathematics classes, the outcomes of this research, and the implications of these outcomes for the practices of science and mathematics education. Developmental and information processing theories, especially Piaget, Ausubel, and a range of constructivists. Individual and social constructivist perspectives especially their research approaches and findings.

Assessment: Library research paper (1500 words): 30% + Short research paper (1500 words): 30% + Report (2000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

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