Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, 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
|Prerequisites:|| You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject |
Study Period Commencement:
|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 and learning Biology including the current VCE Study Design Units 2 and 4 and VELS. Teacher candidates will be prepared to teach and assess pupil understandings described in VCE Study Design Semester 2, Unit 2 and 4. In Unit 2 the emphasis is on organisms and their environment- adaptations and ecosystems. In Unit 4 the emphasis is on molecular genetics and gene technologies and gene pool change over time leading to the evolution of species. |
In combined science, shared with the other science methods, teacher candidates will employ in practice research on children’s naïve conceptions in different Years 7 – 10 science topics, and develop skills in managing communication in peer based learning. Workshops and excursions will strengthen particular content areas. School visits will introduce models of department management and associated career options.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 4 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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