Teaching & Learning in Science 1
|Course code EDUC2033||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
This course will develop students' understanding of class behaviour, class management, and ways of maintaining a productive classroom environment at the secondary school level. Students will also be introduced to the Science syllabuses, with a special focus on syllabuses for Stages 4 and 5. The sequence of syllabuses from primary school (Stages 1, 2, and 3) to junior secondary school (Stages 4 and 5) will be examined. Students will consider the rationale for the syllabus, develop lesson and unit plans suitable for a particular syllabus (using knowledge of classroom dynamics introduced in this course), and gather suitable resources. It is anticipated that during the course students will spend time in schools working with teachers in their specialist areas.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||To develop in students an understanding of the rationale for secondary school Science syllabuses, especially Stage 4 and 5, to develop techniques for getting school students productively engaged in their work, and to design suitable lesson and unit plans to implement these syllabuses.|
|Content||The course will be undertaken by students preparing for teaching in all secondary specialisations offered by the School of Education. In weeks 1, 2 & 7 (group assessment), there will be a one hour mass lecture examining the environment of the|
Secondary classroom. The focus will be on understanding the factors that produce orderly and productive classrooms and the factors that produce disorderly and non-productive classrooms. The lecture in the remaining weeks will be taken by a subject
Specialist, as will the two hour tutorial that runs for the whole semester.
In weeks 3, 4, 5 & 6, the lecture will focus on behavioural theories and a variety of management techniques suitable for the secondary classroom. For the remainder of the lectures and in the tutorial time, students will examine and work with Stage 4 and Stage 5 of the syllabus in their specialisation area.
|Assumed Knowledge||EDUC1003, EDUC1004, EDUC1005, EDUC1006|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term