Explore the current and future challenges facing science education, and learn innovative approaches to teaching and communicating science that lift engagement and performance.
You’ll explore how science is currently taught and how it is increasingly connected to learning that takes place outside the school environment. This includes informal settings, through digital technologies and other disciplines such as engineering and environmental sciences. You’ll gain an understanding of how these developments require fundamental reconsideration of the goals of science education, its curricula and approaches to pedagogy and assessment.
Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.
Whether you are a science teacher or communicator, this specialisation will help you to connect the latest research with your practice, enriching your work, strengthening your impact, and broadening your career options.
The Science Education specialisation will develop your ability to critically analyse educational theories, policies and practices that are relevant to contemporary science education.
In particular, you will learn to enhance the experience of students in science:
- In informal settings
- Through the use of digital technology
- By connecting science with other disciplines.
Sample course plan (full-time)
Students with 100 points of advanced standing enter in year two.
Understanding Education in Context
Local Literacies in Global Contexts
Knowledge, Learning and Culture
Critical Thinking and Curriculum
Resilience and Relationships
The Student as Learner
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Teaching for Student Engagement
Interdisciplinary Science Education
Informal Science Communication
Mathematics: Improving Learning
Curriculum Leadership and Management
Science Communication and Technology
Research Methods in Education
Education Capstone Research Project
- Core subject
- Specialisation core