Einsteinian Science for Primary School Teachers 

This micro-credential is designed for primary school teachers and other educators interested in changing the way science is taught at an early age through the introduction of modern Einsteinian concepts of space and time, gravity and quanta. These concepts are rarely taught to school students despite their importance to modern science and technology.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Three (3) PD Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Combination of workshops, face-to-face/online lectures, self-directed study and assessment preparation.
Course date
No longer active. 
See PHYSN410 Integrated Einsteinian Science for School Teachers instead.
11 weeks
75 hours
Academic lead
Professor Li Ju
$825 inc. GST
Critical information summary
PHYSM401 - Critical information summary (PDF, 245KB)
Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Enhance your knowledge of modern physical sciences allowing you can confidently teach Einsteinian concepts of space and time, gravity and quanta
  • Implement modern physical science programs with your classes in a supported, collegiate environment
  • Develop your knowledge and skills as a science coordinator and supporting others in the teaching of modern physical sciences
  • It is available through online and interactive face to face/Teams activities and workshops for local, national and regional participants.


Who should study this course?

This micro-credential is ideal for primary teachers of science and science coordinators, primary teachers in training, other educators and community members who have an interest in science education.

Recommended prior knowledge:
Teaching qualifications with some science background, Certificate IV or higher, and/or practical classroom experience.


How does it work?

Some face-to-face/online lectures, practical workshops, implementing activity-based teaching practices with students and reporting outcomes for assessment.

 What's next after this course?

The completion of these two micro-credentials may provide advanced standing credit for UWA postgraduate courses.