EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies (8)

In this subject, 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. They draw on SCI102 as a model to acquire appropriate content knowledge and identify scientific misconceptions. 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, the5Es Learning Cycle and a variety of instructional strategies into a Unit of Work spanning one term of schooling.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMS406. 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

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to employ a range of instructional and collaborative learning strategies
  • be able to develop a unit of work
  • be able to use a range of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment
  • be able to demonstrate skills in the use of technology
  • be able to differentiate student learning
  • be able to apply their understandings of content
  • be able to incorporate Skill development into learning experiences


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Science and Technology Skills and Knowledge
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Planning a Unit of Work: Assessing Learning
  • Presenting a unit of work


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.