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Introduction to science and technology education curricula, focusing on learning for Years 1-8.
|Paper title||Science and Technology|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$872.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- (EDPR 131 or EDPR 151) and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
- EDUP 203, EDUP 206, EDUP 207, EDUP 208
- Limited to
- BEd, BEdSt, BTchg
- TESOL, Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) and Primary Education students only.
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Helen Trevethan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
For each learning area:
- Overview and linkages
- Curriculum structure and language
- Teaching and learning approaches
- Planning and assessment
- Community links
- Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori
- Technological design processes (Technology)
- Burns, J. (1997). 'Technology - the Intervening World' in Burns, J.(Ed.), Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum Perspectives in Practice, 15-30, Palmerston North. The Dunmore Press.
- Coburn, D. (2003). Technology alive [Card set]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin College of Education.
- Compton V.J & France B.J. (2007). Towards a New Technological Literacy: Curriculum Development with a Difference. In Curriculum Matters 3: 2007, 158-175
- Hill, S. (Ed.). (1998). Safety and technology education: A guidance manual for schools. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
- McCarthy, I. (Ed). (1997). Māori technology: A resource for teachers produced by Nelson Provincial Museum School Service. Nelson Provincial Museum.
- Ministry of Education. (2007). Technology curriculum support document. Retrieved Jan 21, 2013 from http://technology.tki.org.nz/
- Bull, A., Joyce, C., & Hipkins, R. (2014). Constructing your primary schools' science curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
- Bull, A., Joyce, C., Spiller, L., & Hipkins, R. (2010). Kick-Starting the Nature of Science. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
- Skamp. K. (2018) Teaching primary science constructively (6th ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage Learning Australia.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical foundations, structure and language that underpin the Science and Technology learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007)
- Create and justify planning for teaching in Science and Technology which is inclusive of all learners
- Include links to Te Ao Māori and use of ICTs to enrich learning experiences