Science and Mathematics Education Curricula

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Science and Mathematics Education Curricula is an online unit that will equip you with powerful conceptual tools for understanding various approaches to science and mathematics curricula.

You explore various pedagogical perspectives, including outcomes-based education, curriculum integration and eco-pedagogy, and learn the practical skills to develop an ideal curriculum image that helps cultivate flexible approaches to science and mathematics education.

This unit allows you to reflect on both the relevant literature and your own professional experience in order to build an inclusive approach to curriculum design that fosters the development of learners as creative, imaginative thinkers.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education)

Areas of study

In this Science and Mathematics Education Curricula unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Critical reflections on metaphor
  • The role of metaphors and curriculum
  • Different curriculum images
  • Ideal science and mathematics curriculum
  • Alternate visions of curriculum
  • Visionary curriculum images

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education),?Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

In this unit, you will learn to critically reflect on the role of metaphors and curriculum images in your learning journey. You will be able to explain technical, practical and emancipatory interests in relation to different curriculum images, and transform your students into creative, imaginative thinkers and actors.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Science and Mathematics Education Curricula from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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