This is a core subject to meet the requirements for a primary specialisation recognised by NESA in STEM/Science and Technology and Mathematics. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) draws on knowledge and skills of the scientific and technical disciplines to pose, ponder and solve complex, real-world problems. To be successful in STEM, children need to be skilled investigators, innovative thinkers, problem solvers and communicators, as well as have confidence in their abilities in STEM, and view STEM as personally relevant and important. In this subject, students will be required to develop engaging STEM learning experiences that integrate syllabus content which is applied in project, problem or inquiry-based learning situations that are authentic and contextual. Students will also explore a strengths-based approach to differentiate their practice and strategies to integrate the general capabilities such as: critical and creative thinking, information and communication technology capability and personal and social capability into STEM learning experiences.
School of Education
This subject is available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) course only.
Students with a Science and Technology KLA Primary Teaching area should complete EMS406 (and from 2020 ESC407) prior to enrolling in EMS501.
Students with a Mathematics KLA Primary Teaching area should complete (EMM209 or EMM418) and (EMM410 or EMM503) prior to enrolling in EMS501.
This subject is not available to students who have completed EMS407.
This subject has assumed knowledge from the following subjects: (EMM209 or EMM418) and (EMM410 or EMM503 for students with a primary specialisation in Mathematics from 2020) and EMS406 (and ESC407 for students with a primary specialisation in Science and Technology from 2020).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.