Courses & Units

Introduction to Secondary Science Education EMT530

Hobart

Note:

Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Introduction

This unit serves as an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of teaching science in the first four years of secondary schools (years 7-10) and the senior secondary school/college (years 11-12).

Particular emphasis is given to the consideration of contemporary issues impacting on the teaching of science and to the different approaches used in science teaching that address these issues. The importance of developing scientific literacy in all secondary school students underpins this unit.  Relevant curriculum documents are introduced and used to prepare students for planning and assessment requirements of secondary teaching. Formative assessment of school students (or children) is modelled and will be evaluated. Students will learn to appreciate the safety considerations and the role of good organisation in handling practical work in the laboratory and on field trips. As well the development of information, communications and technology skills that enhance the learning of science will be identified and practiced.

Students are expected to understand and perform inclusive teaching techniques that foster a student-centred, inquiry based approach to science learning.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Secondary Science Education
Unit code EMT530
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Coordinator

Dr Donna Satterthwait

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070105

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face to face: 3 hr workshops and lab sessions x 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities.

Assessment

Task 1: Lesson plan (20%). Task 2: Quiz (10%). Task 3: Lesson demonstration (50%). Task 4: Evaluation report (20%).

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment

Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

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