This unit of study is the initial Science Curriculum (method) core course unit for all prospective secondary Science teachers who are in the third year of the combined BEd/BSc degree program. The unit is designed to introduce students to contemporary ideas on the nature and practice of science education in the context of schooling, the aims of secondary science education and their implementation, the nature of the school science curriculum with particular emphasis on NSW Board of Studies syllabus 7-10. All students must participate as mentors in the i-science project.
4x1hr lecture/week for 4 weeks, 1x1.5hr workshop/week for 12 weeks.
1x500wd Reflection Task 1 (10%), 1x1000wd Analysis of Syllabus (20%), 1x1000wd Lesson Plan (25%), 1x1000wd 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
72 credit points, including 12 Intermediate credit points from one of (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics)