Word count: 1500 words
Design an interactive science curriculum that could be used in an early childhood or primary school context.
For the purpose of this assessment students are asked to plan an interactive science curriculum that includes three learning experiences that would be delivered to teach children a range of scientific concepts.
In responding to this task, it would be helpful for students to consider the assessment as consisting of 2 parts.
Part 1: Practical component (30%)
The practical component of the assessment asks students to provide three plans for an intended science curriculum.
Students can use a planning format of their choice, but need to include the following details in for their science curriculum:
a. Their chosen science question.
b. The branch of science their question corresponds with.
c. Two associated scientific concepts their plan will investigate.
d. What you want the children to learn (intended outcomes).
e. Identify three different modes of delivery they will use
f. How the science curriculum will be implemented: where? When? How often? How will you prepare the environment?
What type of materials/resources will these draw on?
g. Who it will be for; individual children or small or large group.
h. Three intentional teaching techniques that will be drawn on to teach the content of the science curriculum.
Please note that the practical component will be attached as an appendix and will not be included in the overall word count. However, ‘clarity’ and ‘succinctness ‘will be weighted within the 30% value of Part 1.
What is required:
Three completed science plans with all of the necessary details
(attached as an appendix) (30%)
Part 2: Written component (70%)
The written component of the assessment asks students to demonstrate critical understandings of the integration of theory and practice.
This requires students to provide clear rationale for points a – h, making clear links between this and the design of the science curriculum.
What is required:
• A discussion of the rationale for the science curriculum design (30%).
• a discussion of the key learning science outcomes and how these link with the — EYLF,
— Victorian Curriculum and Australian Curriculum (20%)
• a discussion of how your science
• curriculum is informed by theory and how it reflects your understanding of the — image the child,
— the role of the teacher
— the purpose of education (30%)
• Evidence of attention to writing style (including a brief introduction and conclusion, grammar and spelling) (10%)
• A correctly formatted reference page (10%).