Educational Sciences

Our faculty members are leading physicians and researchers who are passionate teachers, committed to mentoring and guiding students through every step of their training. This module covers foundational topics essential for understanding and developing research in science education, with the aim of providing a perspective on practice. It draws on a range of relevant research and professional literature. Particular attention is given to the fluent use of concepts and theories related to the teaching and learning of science illuminating the thinking underpinning the aims, perspectives and construction of science curricula, learning theories, pedagogy and language in science education, philosophical aspects of science education, within national and international contexts.

The Digital Technologies Hub is an online resource portal that supports implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies across different year levels for teachers, students and families. Developed by Education Services Australia, the Digital Technologies Hub includes curriculum linked, quality assured learning resources and activities that will equip students and teachers with the skills and capabilities they need to flourish in a digital world.

Faculty research positions and post-secondary teaching careers are common for graduates of education science degree programs. These careers are overlapping since education science professors often perform important research, in addition to leading classes for students. After completing an education science graduate degree program and writing a dissertation, you can begin to apply for faculty positions with colleges and universities.

The involvement of more people and organizations in the process of educating youth is another important trend. Responsibility for setting science goals, choosing instructional strategies, determining curriculum structure, and defining assessment efforts must rest with teachers as well as with students. Outside agencies-administrators, state departments of education, national governments, professional societies, and the public-all must be involved and are integral to the plan to improve science education.

Australian Digital Technologies Challenges are a series of free online teaching and learning activities for students in Years 5 to 8 that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) at the University of Sydney is delivering this initiative, which includes professional learning workshops for primary and secondary teachers across Australia. Also delivered by the ACA, Dive into Code will offer a suite of fun and engaging coding activities and challenges for students in Years 4 to 12.