Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC2152

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Science (Earth and Environmental 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 scientific literacy, numeracy, and cross-curricular priorities in 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 (Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) syllabi.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for Stage 6 Science.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the HSC.
  • Scientific literacy,¬†numeracy and cross-curricular priority 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.

Requisite

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

This course replaces EDUC4107. If you have successfully completed EDUC4107 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

EDUC1101, EDUC2052


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assessment 1

Written Assignment: Assessment 2


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

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