EMS207 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies (8)


Students work collaboratively in a professional project-based learning environment to operationalise the components of PCK (CoRes and PaPERs) in designing and developing a Science & Technology Unit of Work for pupils in Years K-6 that employs investigative pedagogies. Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning theory, lesson and unit design and assessment of, and for, learning to develop the sequence of learning activities that use pedagogies afforded by scientific and educational technologies. Students learn how to incorporate content (discipline and curriculum), Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, other KLAs, the 5Es Learning Cycle and a variety of instructional strategies into a Unit of Work spanning one term of schooling.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalDubbo Campus
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMS207
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
EMS108 EMS301 EMS308 EMS418

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to produce a Science and Technology Unit of Work that develops pupils' knowledge and understanding, skills, and values and attitudes which map to the relevant Stage of the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus and/or relevant State-based syllabuses;
  • be able to identify and exploit pupils? alternative conceptions to design learning sequences that represent the content in varying ways to redress their alternative conceptions;
  • be able to employ a range of instructional and collaborative learning strategies within the 5Es learning cycle;
  • be able to incorporate into learning experiences the skills of working scientifically, working technologically and working collaboratively;
  • be able to demonstrate skills in the use of technology for gathering and processing data and evidence, as educational tools and for communicating and use pedagogies afforded by technologies to achieve a range of outcomes;
  • be able to use a range of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment and evaluation techniques when programming for science and technology;
  • be able to apply their understandings of content (discipline and curriculum) and the concepts of Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge to integrate learning outcomes and experiences across curriculum areas.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Project-based learning scenario
  • Curriculum programming
  • Digital technology skill development
  • Scientific content knowledge development
  • Instructional Strategies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.