Specialist Studies in Science 2


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 - 2017

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


To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

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 - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC1101 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