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ED3213 - Science Secondary Curriculum 1

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

The construction of pedagogical content knowledge in the secondary school is the focus of this subject. Students will become familiar with the Australian Curriculum: Science; examine the essential components of science programs appropriate to secondary schooling; identify and understand the skills, attitudes and scientific concepts that can be developed in a science program; and explore a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts. This subject will also explore discipline-specific curriculum planning, assessment and teaching strategies up to Year 10.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of science concepts in the curriculum;
  • build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in science and technology;
  • develop skills in planning and assessing science learning activities for students;
  • become familiar with science curriculum requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This subject has been designed on the assumption that students: can effectively navigate through LearnJCU; are competent at planning at the level of lesson plans; have well developed research skills that will enable them to research topics within science education
Prerequisites: ED2488
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED5225

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Tanya Doyle
Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Dr Cliff Jackson.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
    Assessment: assignments (30%); soto (science on the oval) planning, practice and reflection (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Tanya Doyle
    Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Dr Cliff Jackson.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 13 hours tutorials
      Assessment: assignments (30%); soto (science on the oval) planning, practice and reflection (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.