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 availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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


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

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.