SCIENCE SECONDARY CURRICULUM 1

EDU4SE1

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is taken by all pre-service teachers studying a science method (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics) and is a general introduction to teaching science in secondary schools.  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.  Pre-service teachers 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 Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

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:
A combination of face-to-face intensives (with equivalent tasks) and online modules.

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:
As above

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:
As above

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:
As above

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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: Evaluation of Teaching Resources = 150030 01, 02
Task 2: Curriculum-based Unit Plan = 200050 03
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 100020 04

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: Evaluation of Teaching Resources = 150030 01, 02
Task 2: Curriculum-based Unit Plan = 200050 03
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 100020 04

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: Evaluation of Teaching Resources = 150030 01, 02
Task 2: Curriculum-based Unit Plan = 200050 03
Task 3: Reflective Journal = 100020 04