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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Prerequisites:||460-559 Learning Area Biology 1|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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|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.
|Assessment:||There are 4 assessment tasks for this subject. Description of VCE Biology (900 words) due early semester (22%) A teaching model using ICT (900 words) due mid semester (22%) A Biology teaching plan (900 words) due late semester (22%) EITHER a report on peer-based teaching OR a set of workshop productions (equivalent to 1300 words) due end of semester (34%) 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.|
|Prescribed Texts:||VCAA( 2006) VCE Biology Study Design. VCAA( 2006) Victorian Essential Learning Standards Collection of readings|
|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 be able to:
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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