Specialist Studies in Science 2

10 Units

This course will develop students' pedagogical understanding of programming and assessment procedures suitable for use within the science Key Learning Area. It will consider the rationales of the Stage 6 science syllabi, program design and development of assessment strategies suitable for work appropriate to a NSW syllabus drawing on their science major.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. develop science lesson plans and programs for their discipline major at the Stage 6 level of the 7-12 curriculum;
  2. demonstrate integration of aims, objectives, content, outcomes and banded statements of learner achievement;
  3. use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching their discipline major;
  4. apply their understanding of key assessment issues to the preparation of a specific Stage 6 assessment task relevant to their science major; and
  5. use the educational literature to defend practice within current Board of Studies parameters.
  • Patterns and principles of assessment in NSW Science courses
  • Impact of changing national policies on NSW assessment practice
  • Deep understanding of priciples of standards-based assessment
  • Integration of coherent assessment principles into unit design and programming
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101 and EDUC2052
Assessment Items
  • 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 major. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
  • Projects - Minor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent. Standards referenced practical assessment task.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3052

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