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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught 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 toatl commitment
|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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||This subject prepares teacher candidates for the teaching of secondary school physics. Pedagogical methods approaches appropriate to physics are covered. These include classroom instruction, practical laboratory work, and the use of Information and Communication Technology. The subject prepares students to teach and assess VCE students’ understandings as outlined in the Victorian Certificate of Education Physics Study Design, Units 1 and 3. In addition, some coverage is devoted to physics as outlined in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards for years 7-10, the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and specific areas of the VCE course unlikely to be familiar to teacher candidates. 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.|
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks for this subject. Lesson plans for Physics (2, 700 words) due end of semester, with individual components due through out the semester (66%) EITHER a unit box on junior science 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 (2005) VCE Physics Study Design. VCAA (2006) Victorian Essential Learning Standards Collection of readings|
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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: |
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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