EDUC6552

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 critically analyse the rationale of the syllabi and use knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies introduced in this course to synthesise and generate 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 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum;
  2. Develop and evaluate science lesson plans and programs for their discipline minor at the Stage 4/5/6 level of the 7-12 curriculum;
  3. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of their discipline minor as an area of study; and
  4. Synthesise and generate 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 4/5/6 Science curriculum.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Stage 4/5/6 Science.  
Assessment Items
  • Proposal / Plan: Lesson Plan
  • Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Online self directed learning

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC65521
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