Extended Studies in Science I

Course code EDUC2152
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Science (General Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) syllabi, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources.

2. Interpret the course and assessment requirements of the HSC.

3. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of Science as an area of study.

4. Display accurate knowledge of space sciences and relevant strategies for successful teaching and learning of these abstract concepts that often intimidate teachers.

5. Identify science skills required by students in the classroom.

6. Use themes to increase student motivation.

7. Adopt successful teaching strategies in the science classroom.

8. Follow the principles for chemical safety in schools.

9. Differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Science classroom

10. Discuss the nature of scientific theories and models.

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.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4107. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4107 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2152.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC2101; EDUC2052

Assessment Items

Project: Projects

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Project: Projects

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks