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EDUC2052

Specialist Studies in Science 1

10 Units

This course will develop students' pedagogical understanding of a variety of teaching strategies suitable for use at the secondary school level. Students will investigate these strategies with reference to current Science syllabi. They will consider the rationale of the syllabi and use knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies introduced in this course to develop suitable lesson and unit plans that draw on their own discipline minor, and gather resources that will help them to teach that minor in Stage-appropriate ways that are consistent with quality teaching.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. articulate the role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum;
  2. develop science lesson plans and programs for their discipline minor at the Stage 4/5 level of the 7-12 curriculum;
  3. support the literacy and numeracy demands of their discipline minor as an area of study; and
  4. use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching their discipline minor.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Science in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for the Stage 4/5 Science curriculum.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Stage 4/5 Science.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Minor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent on pedagogical approaches related to Science education.
  • Projects - Major Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 4/5 Science Curriculum in the area of the student's science minor. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2052

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