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Unit Code
Unit Title
EAL302 Literacy Strategies Within Discipline
EAL310 Strategies for eLearning Environments
EAL311 Numeracy Strategies within Discipline
EAL320 Teaching in Culturally Diverse Environments
(Not Offered 2014)
EAL324 Engagement with Discipline: Practices and Trends
(Not Offered 2014)
EDT301 Computer Aided Design 2D & 3D
EDT302 Material Culture: Global and Contemporary Textiles
(Not Offered 2014)
EDT303 Design in Plastics and Hard Materials
EDT304 Nutrition and Food
(Not Offered 2014)
EDT305 Computer Aided Modelling
EDT306 Applied Textiles
EDT307 Wood Design
EDT308 Food and Culture
EDT310 Design, Technology & Enterprise in Schools: Textiles
EDT311 Applied Computer Aided Design
EDT312 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools : Hard Materials
EDT313 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools : Food
EDT314 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools : CAD
EDT315 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools : Textiles
EDT316 Design, Technology & Enterprise in Schools: Hard Materials
EDT317 Design, Technology & Enterprise in Schools: Food Studies
ESH300 Professional Experience 3
ESH301 Professional Experience 4
ESH302 Ethics, Education and Teacher Identity
ESH303 Inclusive Practices in Education Settings
ESH304 Reflective Practitioner - Classroom Researcher
ESH305 Learning and Society
ESH306 Preparing for the Profession
ESH309 English-Literacy: Understanding the Curriculum.
ESH310 Multiliteracies in the English Curriculum
ESH311 Languages Teaching
ESH319 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Pedagogy
ESH320 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
ESH321 Mathematics for Middle School
ESH322 Inclusive Mathematics
ESH330 Arts Education: Drama & Dance
ESH340 Advanced HPE
ESH345 Play, Pedagogy and Learning
ESH346 Integrating the Early Childhood Curriculum through the Arts
ESH347 Documenting Learning and Portfolios for Young Children
ESH350 Planning and Assessing for Effective Learning in Science
ESH351 Middle School Science Education Pedagogy
ESH360 Society and Environment (Advanced)
ESH370 Teacher as Leader
ESH371 Thinking Globally
ESH372 Studies in TESOL
(Not Offered 2014)
ESH373 Community Connections
(Not Offered 2014)
ESH374 Teaching in Rural and Remote Locations
ESH380 Digital Technologies
ESH390 Cultural Awareness/Aboriginal Studies
ESH398 Implementing Practitioner Inquiry
(Not Offered 2014)
ESP211 Game Sense
ESP304 Sport Injuries
ESP307 Adapted Physical Activity
ESP310 HPE Pedagogy
ESP311 Human Movement Pedagogy 2
(Not Offered 2014)
ESP320 Sport Psychology
ESP322 Organisation in Community Sport and Recreation
ESP326 Social and Emotional Learning
ESP329 Analysis of Sport Skills
ESP330 Advanced Motor Learning
ESP331 Advanced HPE Pedagogy
ESP336 Movement Skills
ESP340 Managing and Coaching Change in Health Behaviours
ESP343 Technical Skills and Leadership in the Outdoors
ESP344 Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
ESP350 Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors
ESP351 Outdoor Journeys

2014 ESH351 Middle School Science Education Pedagogy

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
ESH351 Distance(H,L,W,I,N,O) Distance(L)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 I Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 L Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 N Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 O Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 W Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Spring L Distance Offering in L 01-NOV-2014 15-DEC-2014 29-DEC-2014 14-FEB-2015

* 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 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

About Census Dates


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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Lesson Plan 25%, video clip 50% and Evaluation plan of student learning 25%

TEACHING PATTERN: Online: fully online with weekly readings and activities.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - L,H,I,N,O,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,H,I,N,O,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq ESH350

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Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Spring) will be available from mid July 2014

STAFF: Dr Donna Satterthwait

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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.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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