The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


  • Pupil research in Secondary Science
  • Prescribed focus areas in NSW science
  • Excursions in Secondary Science
  • Values and ethics in science


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 - Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed knowledge

EDUC1101, EDUC2052, EDUC3052 and EDUC2152

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Pupil Research Documentation

Written Assignment: Excursion Documentation

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