EDUC4109

Extended Studies in Science 2

10 Units

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in secondary schools within the Science KLA. It will place particular emphasis on the Prescribed Focus Areas that characterise BofS syllabi, implementation of NSW Environmental Education Policy documents and learner research projects. The course will examine appropriate teaching and assessment strategies for the implementation of these syllabus components in the classroom, laboratory and field.

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 learning experiences for environmental science, including excursions, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources;
  2. designing appropriate research projects for Stage 4/5 and 6 Science students; and
  3. apply appropriate teaching and assessment strategies for implementing Science syllabus requirements in the classroom, laboratory and field.
Content
  • Pupil research in Secondary Science
  • Prescribed focus areas in NSW science
  • Excursions in Secondary Science
  • Values and ethics in science
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101, EDUC2052, EDUC3052 and EDUC2152
Assessment Items
  • Projects - Assignment 2. 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent. Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Earth and Environmental Science curriculum.
  • Projects - Assignment 1. 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent. Consisting of research project/s and research project reports.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
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