GENERAL SCIENCE SECONDARY CURRICULUM 1

EDU4GS1

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject knowledge and skills are developed about pedagogical content knowledge, planning, implementation, assessment and reporting, and reflection. The emphasis is on effective teaching and learning within an Australian context for Science Years 7-10, drawing upon the examples of current curriculum and professional frameworks.  Students consider, demonstrate and reflect upon a professional understanding of teaching method-specific concepts, issues and developments, safety, where applicable, and legal responsibilities, application of learning technologies, audio-visual materials, and resources.





SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Masters of Teaching Secondary (EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW),Bachelor of Education Secondary (EBEDS, EBEDSB and EBEDSM), Master of Teaching (EMTP), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTS), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTSB), Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts Education (AZAAE), Bachelor of Science//Bachelor of Science Education (SZSSE), Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (AZATS), Bachelor of Science & Masters of Teaching Secondary (SZSTS), Bachelor of Teaching Secondary (EBTS), Bachelor of Education (EVEDB), Bachelor o f Education (RBEDM)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available to students in an Education course who have completed a minor or major in a Science Discipline

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Art of Teaching ScienceRecommendedVenville, G. & Daweson, V. 2012Allen & Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, skills, structure of the content and teaching strategies of Science Education, and an in-depth understanding of how students learn in Science.

Activities:
Learning Activities consist of a combination of face-to-face intensives (with equivalent tasks) and online modules. The online modules are a method-relevant blend of generic modules for all in the Cluster and modules relevant for particular methods. The online modules are: # Introduction to Method/Cluster # Planning # Curriculum # Assessment and Reporting # Diversity in the Classroom # Resources # Teaching Strategies, Learning Techniques # Field Trips # Safety Embedded within each of these above Online Modules is specific content and guidance relevant to teaching methods/disciplines, subject groupings and method clusters.

02. Critically analyse, plan and synthesise, a range of Science learning and teaching activities and sequences for junior secondary students that involve a variety of pedagogical approaches and resources (including safe and ethical pedagogy and use of resources including ICT) appropriate to state and national curricula.

Activities:
Learning Activities consist of a combination of face-to-face intensives (with equivalent tasks) and online modules.

03. Describe, design, and evaluate a unit of work involving a variety of teaching strategies that cater for individual differences in student learning (across a range of abilities) and integrate capabilities and priorities of state and/or national curriculum in Science Education.

Activities:
Learning Activities consist of a combination of face-to-face intensives (with equivalent tasks) and online modules.

04. Examine the relationships between assessment, feedback and reporting, learning task design, student engagement and knowledge and skills to be developed in Science, and apply to the requirements of curriculum documents.

Activities:
Learning Activities consist of a combination of face-to-face intensives (with equivalent tasks) and online modules.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 12 - 12
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1: Curriculum-based Integrated Unit Plan = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 2 (Option a or b. Case Study of Issue/Teaching Resources ) = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 1000 words20 01

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 12 - 12
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1: Curriculum-based Integrated Unit Plan = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 2 (Option a or b. Case Study of Issue/Teaching Resources ) = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 1000 words20 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 12 - 12
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1: Curriculum-based Integrated Unit Plan = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 2 (Option a or b. Case Study of Issue/Teaching Resources ) = 1750 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 1000 words20 01