Einsteinian Science for Secondary School Teachers 

This micro-credential is designed for secondary school teachers and other educators interested in changing the paradigm of school science teaching through the introduction of modern Einsteinian concepts of space, time and gravity, and quantum processes including subatomic particles, mobile phones, renewable energy, climate science and medical imaging, all presented through activities and models easily accessible to students from years 7-12. You will learn how to re-focus your teaching on topics of central importance to modern science and technology, and that will interest and fascinate your students, so as to make your teaching much more rewarding.

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No longer active.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
For course related inquiries, please contact either Ju Li at [email protected] or Jyoti Kaur at [email protected].
$825 inc. GST
Critical information summary
PHYSM402 - 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


Who should study this course?

This micro-credential is ideal for secondary school 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?

This 3 Professional Development Point micro-credential is stackable with other micro-credentials (to total 6 Professional Development Points) for academic credit towards relevant UWA courses.