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EDSE3135: Teaching Science 1A

2024 unit information

This is the first unit of study in a suite of concurrent science curriculum units. In this unit, students will consider how discipline knowledge is organised, taught, and experienced across the secondary school years. The unit will emphasise the integration of knowledge within and across the science discipline and consider the role teachers play in facilitating science pedagogy that considers the subject and connects to students' lives. This unit will provide students with the practical and theory-informed knowledge required to respond to the needs of diverse learners in science.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code EDSE3135
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
72 credit points, including (EDSE2010 or EDHP2001) and 12 credit points at 2000-level from one of (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a research-based knowledge of appropriate strategies for learning science including the key role of scientific inquiry in the development of student's understanding of concepts
  • LO2. demonstrate a research-based knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for catering for diverse needs of studnets learning science, including literacy and numeracy
  • LO3. analyse the suitability of a range of resources and materials to support student's learning
  • LO4. evaluate the impact of selected curriculum resources and teaching strategies on high school student's engagement and learning
  • LO5. work collaboratively to plan and evaluate learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs and integrate these into lesson plans that incorporate the elements of Quality Teaching
  • LO6. demonstrate strategies to incorporate literacy, numeracy within a science inquiry project
  • LO7. demonstrate professional competence in your written communication skills including academic writing and the development of materials for Stage 4-5 high school students

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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