Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorMs Jacinta Duncan
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||The subject explores the rationale, resources, methodology and specific techniques appropriate to teaching, learning and assessing Biology, including the current VCE Study Design Units 1 and 3 and VELS. |
Teaching skills in biological investigation and inquiry, application of biological understandings and communication of biological information and understandings will be developed. In VCE Study Design Unit 1 the emphasis is on cell microstructures and functions and systems in functioning organisms and taxonomical research. In Unit 3 the emphasis is on molecular and biochemical processes and medical technologies: investigating DNA structure and proteomics and its application in medicine, cell communication and bioinformatics.
A combined science component, shared with the other science methods, has a focus on the design and management of the general science curriculum and teaching in years 7-10. This is taught partly with pupils in small groups in school classrooms, special topic workshops, and excursions. Teacher candidates will be introduced in practice to the use of research on children’s naïve conceptions in various science topics, principles of constructivist teaching, socially situated and peer-based learning, lesson planning, laboratory and classroom management and laboratory safety.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks for this subject.
NOTE: Teacher candidates doing one LAS Science subject will do one of these tasks. Teacher candidates doing 2 LAS Science subjects will do both, one in each of their LAS subjects.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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