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This is a compulsory course that will introduce students to Science and Technology Education: Nature and Practice. Science and Technology are two of the eight essential learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). This course will be structured using the PTTER framework (Techlink 2010). Students will develop understandings of the philosophy (What is Science and Technology?), rationale (Why teach them?), curriculum content (What is their place in the New Zealand curriculum?) and implementation (How are they taught?) in the classroom (http://www.techlink.org.nz/PTTER-framework/index.htm). The course also aims to prepare students for further study in higher-level course and will complement learning in other courses in the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) including Professional Practice.