Courses & Units

Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge 1 ESH155

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Introduction

This unit serves as an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of teaching science in years 7-12.
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, linked to the Australian Curriculum: Science, 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 Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge 1
Unit code ESH155
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Professor Sharon Fraser
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain scientific concepts, skills and pedagogies appropriate for the secondary classroom.
  • Plan, justify and implement an authentic inquiry-based learning experience in science that enables optimisation of links with the Australian Curriculum: Science.
  • Reflect critically on science learning and pedagogies.
  • Communicate in a scholarly and appropriate manner.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

KRA101 OR KRA161

Teaching

AssessmentPlan (35%)|Report (50%)|Reflection (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

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