The Teaching of Science (Primary)

CS1 Science Structure for BA/BSc (Ed) (Primary 2 CS Track)
Year Course Code Title Course Category No of AUs Pre-requisites
2 ACS20A Curriculum and Practices for Primary Science Core 3 -
3 ACS30A Pedagogies for Primary Science Core 3 -
ACS40A Assessment in Primary Science Core 3 -
ACS40B Meeting Learners' Needs in Primary Science Core 3 -

CS Science Structure for BA/BSc (Ed) (Primary 3 CS Track)
CS2 Science Structure for BA/BSc (Ed) (Primary 2 CS Track)
Year Course Code Title Course Category No of AUs Pre-requisites
2 ACS20A Curriculum and Practices for Primary Science Core 3 -
3 ACS30A Pedagogies for Primary Science Core 3 -
4 ACS40A Assessment in Primary Science Core 3 -

Course Synopses

ACS20A Curriculum and Practices for Primary Science

The nature of science and scientific inquiry for young children will be the central guiding principles in this course. Beginning teachers will gain an overview of the aims, goals, and objectives of the primary science curriculum from the analyses of syllabuses, textbooks, and other curricular materials with respect to educational policies in Singapore. Drawing on contemporary learning theories and research findings, various teaching methods and practices in primary science will be taught through lectures and practical work.

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ACS30A Pedagogies for Primary Science

This course introduces student teachers to innovative ways of teaching and learning science both within and outside the classroom through collaborative inquiry activities. Learners will also critically practice and reflect on their teaching skills with respect to curriculum planning, instruction and assessing for understanding.

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ACS40A Assessment in Primary Science

The course provides instruction in assessment literacy in primary science. Formal/non-formal methods of assessment as well as the construction and analyses of tests and practical work will be taught. Learners will also know how to use multimodal resources for teaching in and out of the classroom and provide holistic and helpful feedback.

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ACS40B Meeting Learners' Needs in Primary Science

Student teachers will be introduced to more engaging teaching methods that align with the needs of 21CC learners. Teachers will also delve deeper into their personal philosophies of science teaching and learn how to balance knowledge with skills and values. Ways of differentiating instruction and giving holistic assessment to cater for diverse learners will be covered in this course.

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