EDU30002 Science and Technology

EDU30002 Science and Technology

Semester 2, 2017

EDU30002 Science and Technology

Assessment 3: Folio 2 Lesson and Learning plans Word limit: 2000 (+/- 10%) Weighting: 35%

Due date: 11.59 pm AEST Tuesday 31st October 2017 (Week 13)

Assessment context

This individual assessment task provides you with an authentic example of planning within science and technology. This assessment folio requires you to develop a learning plan for children aged 3- 5 years and a lesson plan for Years F- 2 in primary school.

Related learning outcomes

This task is assessing your ability to demonstrate that you meet the following unit learning outcomes:

  1. Distinguish fundamental science and technology concepts and how to promote concept development across the curriculum.
  1. Design and implement learning opportunities, and learning plans that contribute to children’s interest in and understanding of scie ntific thinking using relevant science and technology curriculum documents from the national curriculum and the early years learning framework.

EDU30002 Science and Technology

Assessment details

One learning plan for early childhood (children aged 3- 5 years) using the Learning Plan (Early Childhood) template.

One lesson plan for primary aged children (F-2) using the Lesson Plan (Primary) template.

This assessment requires you to have one plan with a digital technology focus and one

plan with a design technology focus. This assessment allows you to have the flexibility to choose which age group has which focus.

The plans should include the following:

Focus on either learning about design or digital technology with links to at least one science learning area.

Rationale – why did you choose this topic? Underpin the knowledge, conceptual understanding and relevance for the age group.

Objectives – what do you intend for the children to learn/develop skills in? Make sure that your objectives are written using the principles of SMART. Support your discussion with relevant references.

You will be able to download the learning and lesson plan templates from the Assessment section of Blackboard.

EDU30002 Science and Technology

Assessment criteria

Your submission will be assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of planning teaching and assessment in early years science and technology.
  1. Application of knowledge and understanding of curriculum and pedagogy.
  1. Critical evaluation of pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies.
  1. Academic expression.

Your submission will be assessed according to the following marking guide:

Pass (P 50-59%) – In order to pass this assessment task, you must submit one digital technology and one design technology plan and in addition the requirements of all criteria must be met at a satisfactory level, and all work must be original unless correctly cited according to APA referencing conventions. Specifically, this means that:

Your planning includes all elements outlined within the assessment details section.

Your planning demonstrates a developing understanding of the practice of planning teaching and assessment within early years’ science and technology. Teaching practices are generally appropriate for the nominated year level and context.

Your planning demonstrates a developing understanding of relevant curriculum documents and effective pedagogy. This means that within your rationale you provide a rudimentary justification of your choices.

Throughout all sections you justify your choices and arguments through the use of relevant current literature (including scholarly sources and government documents) to justify decisions made. You correctly cite work that is not your own. Writing is generally free from spelling and grammatical errors.

Credit (C 60-69%) – To be awarded a Credit students must fulfil all the requirements of the

Pass level but with more sophistication. Specifically, this means that:

Your planning demonstrates a sound understanding of the practice of planning teaching and assessment within early years’ science and technology. Teaching practices are relevant and appropriate for the nominated year level and context.

Your planning demonstrates a sound understanding of relevant curriculum documents and effective pedagogy. Within your rationale you provide a clear justification of your choices.

Throughout all sections you demonstrate clarity of writing to communicate ideas and justify your choices and arguments.

The errors that remain with spelling, referencing, and grammatical construction do not detract significantly from the quality of the submission.

EDU30002 – Science and Technology Assessment 2

Distinction (D 70-79%) – to be awarded a Distinction for this task students must meet all the requirements of the Credit level, but with a higher level of discernment. Specifically, this means that:

Your planning demonstrates a deep knowledge of the practice of planning teachin g and assessment within early years’ science and technology. Examples provided are concrete, specific and concise. The practices are appropriate and highly relevant to the curriculum context.

Your planning demonstrates a highly-developed capacity to utilise relevant curriculum documents and effective pedagogy. This means that within your rationale you effectively and succinctly justify your choices.

Throughout all sections you demonstrate a high level capacity for critical and creative thinking. Wide reading of relevant, current, scholarly, research-based literature (including but not limited to textbooks) is evident. You demonstrate a highly developed capacity to integrate source material.

High Distinction (HD 80 – 100%) – To be awarded an HD for this assignment students must meet all the requirements of the Distinction standard, outlined above, but to a highly sophisticated and insightful standard. Specifically, this means that:

Your planning demonstrates creativity, innovation, and insight into planning, teaching and assessment within early years’ science and technology. Examples provided demonstrate highly-developed critical thinking and analytical skills.

Your planning demonstrates a sophisticated capacity to utilise relevant curriculum documents and effective pedagogy. Within your rationale you make original and discerning connections to justify your choices.

Clarity of thinking in relation to teaching and learning is c learly evident and students’ learning needs have been thoughtfully considered. Obvious care and attention has been taken in planning, editing, and proofreading all elements of the folio.

If the assignment fails to reach a satisfactory standard on each criterion then it must be awarded a fail.