Assessment 1 science in primary classroom 1500 words
Professor Ian Chubb (2011) said, citing a 2011 survey of Year 11 and 12 students:
our younger generations appear to be disinterested even disengaged from science even though they use its applications every day: from their food, to their pens, to shoes, to clothes, to smart phones, iPods, televisions and laptops.
We live in a world in which science is embedded throughout all aspects of our lives. As teachers we have an opportunity to empower our students through science education, so they can embrace and participate in the world around them.
The purpose of this assessment task is to write a 1500 word essay that explores the role of science teachers in preparing students to be scientifically literate. As you are about to enter into this professional context, you will need to consider your own beliefs about science learning and the role of the teacher. This will form the basis of Assessment 2: Digital teaching resource and Assessment 3: Folio.
This task is assessing your ability to demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the following unit learning outcomes:
- Analyze pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Science in the Primary classroom including the teaching of Science as part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
- Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Science classrooms.