SCIENCE TEACHING METHOD

EDU4STM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Knowledge and skills are developed about lesson planning, units of work, literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, and assessment and reporting. The emphasis is on curriculum development in an Australian context, drawing upon the example of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards, Victorian Certificate of Education, Principles of Learning and Teaching. An overview of alternative education pathways will be provided, including VCAL & VET. Strategic advice relating to teaching this discipline is based on learning theories, including safety and legal responsibilities, application of learning technologies, audio-visual materials, and resources.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Bentley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4SCA, EDU4SCB

Special conditions A sub-major in general science which includes studies in at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science/Geology and Physics or a sub-major (two years) in one of these areas together with a part study (one year) in another.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRelevant VCE Study DesignPrescribedVCAAVCAA
ReadingsScience Teaching Methods in the Secondary SchoolsPrescribedDawson, C.LONGMAN, MELBOURNE. 1994
ReadingsRelevant Australian and Victorian curriculum policy discipline guidelinesRecommendedVCAA & ACARAVCAA & ACARA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1500 word assignment and presentationAssignment to focus on either content, current issues or resources for this teaching method.30
One unit of work at VCE level35
One unit of work at VELS level35

Melbourne, 2014, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Bentley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1500 word assignment and presentationAssignment to focus on either content, current issues or resources for this teaching method.30
One unit of work at VCE level35
One unit of work at VELS level35