This course at Senior Sophister level seeks to build on the preceding three years in Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) with a particular emphasis on inquiry and education for sustainability across all class levels in the primary school.
Science education enables us to develop our interest in, and understanding of, the living, material and physical world and develops the skills of collaboration, research, critical enquiry and experimentation. Education through, about and for the environment can be pursued through a range of learning experiences across all class levels.
The STEM Education Implementation Plan for 2017-2019 highlighted the importance of providing “the highest quality STEM education experience for learners that nurtures curiosity, inquiry, problem solving, ethical behaviour, confidence and persistence, along with the excitement of collaborative innovation”.
Areas of study include curriculum content, methodologies and approaches, integration and planning, assessment, resource planning and use of technology in teaching history, geography and science. The study of the Science curriculum (1999) and the associated Teacher Guidelines will be the main focus of the course.