Learning Area (Sec) Science

Subject 485-131 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
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Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: A degree in science, applied science or engineering, including at least one quarter of first-year points or equivalent in each of two different branches of science (eg. biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics).
Corequisites: None
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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Maurizio Toscano
Subject Overview:

Issues will include language in science, children in science, negotiating curriculum, Department of Education initiatives, teaching techniques and inclusive curriculum, general science and Year 11 and 12 science curriculum in schools including VCE laboratory techniques and resources.

A combined science method program which has a focus on the general science curriculum in Years 7-10 links specialist methods. This is taught separately but is an integral part of the teaching and assessment of each specialist science method.

The subject will introduce a variety of approaches to the organisation of and strategies for teaching science in secondary schools; the VCE science study design; key resources relevant to teaching science in secondary schools; valid methods for diagnosis, assessment and evaluations in science teaching at junior and senior levels; planning of units of work from the VCE study design for science and junior science; and will develop personal skills in special areas through the demonstrations, elective program and excursions.

Assessment: Essays and assignments equivalent to 4000 words (100%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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