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Secondary Science PCK 1 (9912.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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Syllabus

This unit is designed to develop a pre-service teachers pedagogical content knowledge for Science teaching. The key elements of pedagogy and planning for diverse learners are examined and applied to the teaching of Science. Pre-service teachers will critically address how these elements can then be combined into effective classroom practice for addressing the requirements and philosophy of Science.

This unit is the first of two units dealing with Secondary Science PCK which include a professional experience placement. In this unit students will engage in a placement for 15 days in a Secondary School (10 days for Graduate Entry Students) providing the opportunity for pre-service teachers to demonstrate the ability to plan and teach for a sustained period of time consolidating their teaching skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives in the teaching of Science from Years 7-12;

2. Plan and design Science lessons and units of work that may be suitable for the diverse social and cultural backgrounds and experiences of students;

3. Demonstrate a familiarity with various Science curriculum documents and support materials from the ACT and NSW in relation to syllabus/frameworks/lesson design/monitoring of learning outcomes;

4. Understand and demonstrate skills in developing student literacy and numeracy through Science; and

5. Use and creatively integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance student engagement and conceptual understanding of Science.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

3 hours face to face or equivalent including any online component.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 36 credit points including 9919 The Educational Workplace AND 10425 Curriculum - Planning, Assessing & Reporting.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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