1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 of EDUC2422, EDUC2301, EDUC9125
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC3501, EDUC3607 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic aims to develop students' confidence in the effective teaching of science, design and technology across the primary years. The underlying principles of design and technology and the nature of scientific enquiry are explored. Creativity and innovation are integral aspects of these learning areas and students are encouraged to be creative and innovative in their classroom teaching practices.

Educational aims

This topic aims for the students to:

  • Understand the principles in working scientifically
  • Understand the design process of critique - make - design
  • Develop confidence in planning, teaching and assessing student learning in science, design and technology
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to work scientifically
  2. Plan appropriate learning experiences in the areas of science, design and technology
  3. Source and evaluate appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  4. Establish safe classroom working practices
  5. Create a classroom environment in which innovative thinking is valued
  6. Assess, record and report on student learning in science, design and technology

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.