Specialist Studies in Science 1

Course code EDUC2052Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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 consider the rationale of the syllabi and use knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies introduced in this course to develop 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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. articulate the role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum;
2. develop science lesson plans and programs for their discipline minor at the Stage 4/5 level of the 7-12 curriculum;
3. support the literacy and numeracy demands of their discipline minor as an area of study; and
4. use 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 Science curriculum.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Stage 4/5 Science.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent on pedagogical approaches related to Science education.
ProjectsMajor 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 minor. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2052