Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning is an online unit that covers the practical, classroom-based implications of applying constructivist theory to science and mathematics education.

You will explore theories of learning and how to apply those to curricula, critically reflecting on teacher and learner understanding, and on the perspectives discussed during this unit.

This unit will see you implement and evaluate a constructivist learning approach to the teaching and learning of science and mathematics by ascertaining students' prior knowledge and implementing constructivist-based teaching/learning approaches.

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 Teaching and Learning unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Theories of learning
  • Application of theories of learning
  • Reflecting on teacher and learner understanding
  • Self evaluation of teaching
  • Critical reflection on your new perspectives

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?

This unit will equip you with the an understanding of the practical, classroom-based implications of applying constructivist theory to science and mathematics education.

You will have the theory and practical skills to use in developing and teaching curricula, including the ability to explain constructivist theories of learning for conceptual change.

This unit will give you the skills and education to be able to critically evaluate your own teaching and the type of understanding it promotes.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning 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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