EDUC6652

Extended Studies in Science 1

10 Units

This course deepens students understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning Science in secondary schools. Students will explore course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Science syllabi. Specific attention will also be given to the literacy and numeracy demands of Science as an area of study; chemical safety in schools; the nature of scientific theories and models; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Science classroom.

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. Develop programs and assessment tasks for Science syllabi, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources for Science.
  2. Interpret the course and assessment requirements of the HSC
  3. Support literacy and numeracy in Science as an area of study.
  4. Display accurate knowledge of cross curricular themes and relevant strategies for successful teaching and learning
  5. Identify science process skills required by students in the classroom.
  6. Use themes to increase student motivation.
  7. Follow the principles for chemical safety in schools.
  8. Discuss the history and nature of science.
Content
  • Lesson planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 Science (General Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) syllabi.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for Stage 6 Science.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the HSC.
  • Literacy and numeracy demands of Science as an area of study.
  • Updating knowledge of space sciences and relevant strategies for successful teaching and learning of these abstract concepts that often intimidate teachers.
  • Science skills required by students in the classroom.
  • Using themes to increase student motivation.
  • Successful teaching strategies in the science classroom.
  • The principles for chemical safety in schools.
  • Differentiating the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Science classroom
  • The nature of scientific theories and models.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 2

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 EDUC66521
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