Leader: H Widdop-Quinton (Peninsula) + A Ryan (Gippsland)
Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2008 (Day)
This unit introduces students to key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching and learning of science, technology and studies of society. This unit considers the ways in which social, cultural and political meanings are constructed and transmitted within our society and in the ways in which learning technologies have impacted and shaped these meanings. An emphasis will be placed on students identifying ways in which children use a variety of resources to effectively explore our technological society and assist them in explaining its origins, diversity and dynamic nature.
In this unit students should:
Be familiar with current policies and directions, including the shift to internationalising the curriculum, and documents relevant to science, technology and society. Understand how the social science disciplines inform studies of societies and cultures and be able to identify the related concepts, generalisations, skills, values and attitudes. Translate conceptual ideas and processes about science and technology into classroom learning activities for children using a variety of media and learning environments. Understand a variety of appropriate learning models - approaches that can be applied using a range of learning technologies in a variety of social, scientific and environmental contexts.
- Acquire an understanding of key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching and learning of science, technology and studies of society.
Assignment 1: (2000 words): 50%
Assignment 2: (2000 words): 50%
3 hrs per week