Extended Studies in Science 2

Course code EDUC4109Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in secondary schools within the Science KLA. It will place particular emphasis on the Prescribed Focus Areas that characterise BofS syllabi, implementation of NSW Environmental Education Policy documents and learner research projects. The course will examine appropriate teaching and assessment strategies for the implementation of these syllabus components in the classroom, laboratory and field.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. develop learning experiences for environmental science, including excursions, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources;
2. designing appropriate research projects for Stage 4/5 and 6 Science students; and
3. apply appropriate teaching and assessment strategies for implementing Science syllabus requirements in the classroom, laboratory and field.
Content* Pupil research in Secondary Science
* Prescribed focus areas in NSW science
* Excursions in Secondary Science
* Values and ethics in science
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101, EDUC2052, EDUC3052 and EDUC2152
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ProjectsAssignment 2. 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent. Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Earth and Environmental Science curriculum.
ProjectsAssignment 1. 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent. Consisting of research project/s and research project reports.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4109