TEACH211-21A (HAM)

NZ Curriculum in Action: Science

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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This paper builds teacher knowledge and pedagogical practice to support primary students to explore their views of the world through science, to construct and communicate scientific understandings and to develop science capabilities that will help them contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
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Paper Structure

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This paper involves one 1.5 - 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop scheduled for each week of the 12 week semester (see the accompanying timetable). The lectures will explore fundamental ideas in science and science teaching and learning, and the workshops will support these with experiences to deepen learning.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Enhance their personal knowledge base and capabilities in science alongside developing their understandings of aspects of the nature of science
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  • 2. Describe the general aims of science education in the science learning area of the New Zealand Curriculum
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  • 3. Acknowledge that students are diverse in their learning needs and the world-views they bring to science, and have pedagogical strategies to support them in developing their science ideas and capabilities
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  • 4. Experience and design constructivist and socio-cultural teaching and learning strategies for establising and developing children's science ideas in the classroom
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  • 5. Use a range of assessment methods to promote and measure learning in science
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  • 6. Identify and implement the key components of effective lesson and unit planning in science
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  • 7. Plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning sequences in science inquiry lessons
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Assessment

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In order to be eligible for a pass in this course, students are required to complete all three pieces of assessment.

General assessment criteria are included below. Assessment rubrics specific to each assessment task will be available on Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Teaching and Learning Science
6 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Children's views of science
20 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Planning for Science Teaching
8 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Learning Media.

Harlen, W (2018) The Teaching of Primary Science (7th edition). David Fulton.

There will also be readings published in the Reading List which will be available on the Moodle site.

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Recommended Readings

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Readings for this paper will be drawn from a number of sources including:

Dawson, V., & Venville, G. (2007). The art of teaching primary science. Allen & Unwin.

Ministry of Education. (1997). Safety and Science: A Guidance Manual for New Zealand Schools. Learning Media

Ministry of Education (2000/2004). Building Science Concepts. Learning Media. (Note: there are 64 titles in this series)

Ministry of Education. (2001). Making Better Sense of the Living World. Learning Media.

Ministry of Education. (1998). Making Better Sense of the Material World. Learning Media.

Ministry of Education. (1999). Making Better Sense of the Physical World. Learning Media.

Ministry of Education. (1999). Making Better Sense of the Planet Earth and Beyond. Learning Media.

Skamp. K. (2012). Teaching Primary Science Constructively (4th edition). Cengage Learning

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Online Support

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Online support, including course outline, links to readings, assessments and extra resources is provided through Moodle.
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Workload

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TEACH211 involves 40-48 hours of class time/workshops, which represents one-third of the time students are expected to work on the course. It is expected that students will spend the rest of their course time preparing for classes/workshops, reading and responding to science education literature, planning, reflecting, and preparing assignments.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 60 points at 100 level in the Bachelor of Teaching programme including TEACH102.

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