TEAC 7121 STEM foundations
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102508
Coordinator Kathryn Holmes Opens in new window
Description This unit will enable students to engage with knowledge of research-based integrated approaches to the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in schools. Students will learn about interdisciplinary methods for STEM learning, including project based learning and design thinking. The unit will allow students to undertake a critical examination of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum development and relevant pedagogical strategies to maximise student learning and engagement with STEM disciplines.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
An understanding of at least one STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) school syllabus.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of theoretical constructs underlying STEM curriculum development as it relates to classroom teaching practice and student learning.
- Create and evaluate interdisciplinary STEM units
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of project based learning as a pedagogical strategy for STEM learning.
- Incorporate design thinking into STEM curriculum integration and development.
- Critically reflect upon the use of action research to evaluate STEM teaching practices.
Teachers as action researchers
Interdisciplinary curriculum development
Project Based learning
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Critical Review||1,500 words||40||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||2,500 words||60||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 1
Subject Contact Kathryn Holmes Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.