BSc(Ed) Subject Knowledge Courses

Science

Course Code Title Course Category No of AUs Pre-requisites
ASK201 Topics in Physical Science for Primary Science Teaching * Core 2 -
ASK301 Topics in Biological Science for Primary Science Teaching * Core 2 -
ASK401 Further Topics for Primary Science Teaching ^ Core 2 -

* Student teachers reading Academic Subject: Physics are exempted from Topics in Physical Science for Primary Science Teaching
Student teachers reading Academic Subject: Biology are exempted from Topics in Biological Science for Primary Science Teaching

^ For student teachers in the Primary (Option A) strand


Course Synopses

ASK201 Topics in Physical Science for Primary Science Teaching

This course deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of Physical Science topics selected from the new Primary Science Curriculum. The topics include matter and materials, forms of energy and conversions, heat, light and the solar system, magnetism and electricity, forces and simple machines.

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ASK301 Topics in Biological Science for Primary Science Teaching

This course deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of topics in Biological Science from the new Primary Science Curriculum. The topics to be discussed include basic biology, classification and diversity of organisms (reproduction and life cycles), structure and function of plant systems, structure and function of animal systems, ecology and environmental issues.

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ASK401 Further Topics for Primary Science Teaching

This course is a continuation of the SK Science Courses 1 and 2 and further elaborates on topics in biology and physics for teaching the primary science syllabus. Topics in biology include cells, DNA, mechanisms of plant and animal functions, and conservation. Topics in physical science include: electricity and magnetism, forces and motion, forms of energy, and contemporary physics concepts.

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