This course will develop students' pedagogical understanding of a variety of teaching strategies suitable for use at the secondary school level. Students will investigate these strategies with reference to current Science syllabi. They will critically analyse the rationale of the syllabi and use knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies introduced in this course to synthesise and generate suitable lesson and unit plans that draw on their own discipline minor, and gather resources that will help them to teach that minor in Stage-appropriate ways that are consistent with quality teaching.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum;
2. Develop and evaluate science lesson plans and programs for their discipline minor at the Stage 4/5/6 level of the 7-12 curriculum;
3. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of their discipline minor as an area of study; and
4. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching their discipline minor.
- The principles and practices of teaching and learning Science in secondary schools.
- The role and value of Science education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
- Lesson planning and programming for the Stage 4/5/6 Science curriculum.
- Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Stage 4/5/6 Science.
Journal: Reflection On Own Experiences
Proposal / Plan: Lesson Plan
Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan
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