Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

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 principles of standards-based assessment
  • Integration of coherent assessment principles into unit design and programming


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

Assumed knowledge

EDUC1101 and EDUC2052

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Essay: Essay

Contact hours



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


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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.