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.
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the previous unit, but focuses more deeply on science education in complex and authentic contexts, including the demands of the senior science syllabi (years 11 & 12). Further development of confidence and competence in science pedagogy at the lower secondary level (Years 7 to 10) is also addressed. Greater recognition is paid to the nexus of learning outcomes, assessment and unit design with the aim of developing professional teacher judgment through the analysis of student work; the role of assessment in student learning and its importance in the design of curriculum is examined through literature, reflective practice and critique of student work.
|Unit name||Senior Secondary Science Pedagogy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Donna Satterthwait|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- develop senior science lessons that are consistent with senior syllabus requirements and the principles of sound educational theory and good practice.
- design assessment instruments that facilitate the learning of science and inform teacher judgments on student achievement.
- demonstrate knowledge, confidence and experience with science content and pedagogy appropriate for the secondary classroom.
- demonstrate familiarity with Australian national curriculum: science and other supportive resources appropriate for years 7-12
- engage with professional organisations and their websites that provide resources and support for teachers of science.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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|Assessment||Plan (40%)|Assignment (60%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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