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Opening Real Science: Specialisation in Primary Science and Mathematics - EDUC219

This unit promotes students' mathematical and scientific competencies within STEM education. Students select to study either the mathematics or science option. The mathematics option incorporates three online modules in mathematics education (Gateway to Numeracy, Smart Budgeting and Statistical Literacy). The science option incorporates three online modules in science education (Discovering Real Science through Big History, Frontiers of Real Science and Clocks in Rocks - focused on geological history). These modules have been purposefully designed to connect key themes in the historical development of scientific thinking and the future of cutting-edge scientific research, and to promote students’ understanding of key aspects of numeracy for effective participation in modern society. The modules designed for this unit were developed under the Opening Real Science (ORS) project.

This unit is relevant for students interested in developing STEM competencies and is recommended for teacher education students enrolled in early childhood or primary programs and other interested students. This unit is compulsory for students enrolled in specialisations in primary mathematics or science pre-service teacher education.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Online - Session 2, Online

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Michael Cavanagh

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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