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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.
ASSESSMENT: Lesson Plan 25%, video clip 50% and Evaluation plan of student learning 25%
TEACHING PATTERN: Online: fully online with weekly readings and activities.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS 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
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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.