This unit of study is the first of two core units undertaken by all students preparing to teach Science in high schools as one of their two teaching specialisations. Students will investigate the nature and purpose of science education in the secondary school, contemporary syllabuses in science for 7-10 children's understanding of science, teaching and learning strategies, the planning of learning activities to support high school students achievement of the NSW Board of studies (2012) 7-10 syllabus outcomes. All students must participate as mentors in the i-science project.
4x1-hr lecture for 4 wks, 1x1.5-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks
1x500wd Reflection Task 1 (10%), 1x1000wd Analysis of the Syllabus (20%), 1x1000wd Lesson Plan (25%), 1x1000wd Group Unit Plan (25%), 1x1000wd Reflection Task 2 (20%)
Venville, G., Dawson, V., (2012) The art of teaching science for middle and secondary school (2nd ed) Sydney: Allen and Unwin