Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 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 review and assess 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.



    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Develop and evaluate science lesson plans and programs for their teaching area 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. Synthesise and generate 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. Interpret, analyse and discuss the educational literature to defend practice within current Board of Studies (BOSTES) parameters.


    Assessment in Science syllabus, quality and alignment; the NSW assessment regime; testing Science knowledge and practical skills; planning assessment regimes; reporting and record keeping; designing assessment tasks that support quality learning; reporting student achievement: RoSA and HSC assessment issues.

    Assumed knowledge


    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

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