TEACHING SCIENCE

EDU2TS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop and critically evaluate knowledge, skills and competence to teach science in primary schools. Students explore innovative pedagogies and core conceptual understanding related to teaching and learning in science. Students investigate high quality curriculum resources available for teaching science topics, with a particular focus on AusVELS.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU2ST

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEDU2TS and EDU3ISL, Teching and Learning in Science (2014)RecommendedJanice Koch. Compiled by James Carolan et alCENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and represent accurate understandings of key physical and chemical science concepts

Activities:
Online quizzes (8) Chemistry Animation Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Investigate variations of student understanding or perspective and recognise implications for teaching and learning of core physical and chemical science concepts.

Activities:
Physical Science Teaching Webfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Deconstruct and evaluate practical and pedagogical aspects of science-learning activities and units, including aspects of quality, success, improvement and consequences.

Activities:
Chemistry Animation Assignment Physical Science Teaching Webfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Meyers

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour online learning per week"

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Chemistry Animation AssignmentPaired task40 01, 02
On-line self-paced topic reviews and quiz (8)20 01, 03
Physical Science Teaching Webfolio40 03

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Chemistry Animation AssignmentPaired task40 01, 02
On-line self-paced topic reviews and quiz (8)20 01, 03
Physical Science Teaching Webfolio40 03