DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 2
2014 Volume 33, Issue 2 39 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Science and Technology: Getting the balance right in the classroom Science and Technology K-6: Getting the balance right in the classroom The new Science and technology K–6 syllabus: an opportunity to re-invigorate the teaching of science and technology in the primary classroom. Tanya Coli and Yvonne Hughes, Science and Technology Advisors K – 6, Department of Education and Communities, are strong advocates of how Science and Technology learning can enrich, engage and provide real meaning to students’ thinking in the 21 century. The implementation of the new Science and technology K–6 syllabus presents itself as an opportunity to re-invigorate the teaching of Science and technology (SciTech) in the primary classroom. Through doing, students are engaged in real-life situations of solving problems, creating solutions and conducting investigations. Students’ learning is enriched and engaging. Science and technology are taught together as one subject in NSW because the science investigation informs the technological design or the design informs the necessary investigation to be undertaken. This is a reflection of what occurs in the real world where knowledge and understanding acquired through the investigation is often applied through a design process to solve problems or solutions. This short video introduction to Design and thinking shows what this may look like in the real world as designers engage in critical and creative thinking, designing solutions at work.
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