This unit can be taken as an elective in Education courses. It is not available as an elective in some other courses. Please check with your Faculty prior to enrolling in this unit.
This unit serves as an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of teaching science in the first two years of secondary schools (7-8). Particular emphasis is given to the consideration of contemporary issues impacting on the teaching of science and to the different approaches used currently in science teaching. 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 The importance of developing scientific literacy in all secondary school students underpins this unit.
|Unit name||Middle School Science Education Pedagogy|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Education|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Semester||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||070103|
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.
Online students: fully online with weekly readings and activities.
Lesson Plan 20%, video clip 45%, Evaluation plan of student learning 25%,and Quiz 10%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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