Specialist Studies in Science 2

Course code EDUC3052
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course will develop students' pedagogical understanding of programming and assessment procedures suitable for use within the science Key Learning Area. It will consider the rationales of the Stage 6 science syllabi, program design and development of assessment strategies suitable for work appropriate to a NSW syllabus, drawing on their science major.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop science lesson plans and programs for their discipline major at the Stage 6 level of the 7-12 curriculum;

2. Demonstrate integration of aims, objectives, content, outcomes and banded statements of learner achievement;

3. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching their discipline major;

4. Apply their understanding of key assessment issues to the preparation of a specific Stage 6 assessment task relevant to their science major; and

5. Use the educational literature to defend practice within current Board of Studies parameters.


  • Patterns and principles of assessment in NSW Science courses
  • Impact of changing national policies on NSW assessment practice
  • Deep understanding of priciples of standards-based assessment
  • Integration of coherent assessment principles into unit design and programming

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC2101 and EDUC2052

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Contact Hours



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


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