Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6652

Units

10 units

Level

6000 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.


Availability

Callaghan


    Learning outcomes

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

    1. 'Develop programs and assessment tasks for Science syllabi, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources for Stage 6 Science (Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

    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 cross curricular themes and relevant strategies for successful teaching and learning

    5. Identify science process skills required by students in the classroom.

    6. Use themes to increase student motivation.

    7. Follow the principles for chemical safety in schools.

    8. Discuss the history and nature of science.


    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.

    Assumed knowledge

    Nil


    Assessment items

    Written Assignment: Assessment 1

    Written Assignment: Assessment 2


    Contact hours

    Callaghan

    Lecture

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

    Tutorial

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

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