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

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 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 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC3052
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