EMS207 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies (8)

Students work collaboratively in a professional project-based learning environment in designing and developing a Science & Technology program 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 key learning areas, the 5Es Learning Cycle and a variety of instructional strategies into a program of work.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Subjects

EMS301, EMS308, EMS406, EMS418

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop a Science and Technology program of work that develops pupils' knowledge and understanding, skills, and values and attitudes which map to a relevant Stage of the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus and/or relevant State-based syllabuses;
  • be able to identify and use pupils' alternative conceptions to design learning sequences that represent the content in varying ways;
  • 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;
  • be able to use a range of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment when programming for science and technology; and,
  • be able to apply their understandings of content (discipline and curriculum) when programming for science and technology.


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


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.