Learning Area (Sec) Physics

Subject 485-140 (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 sub-major in physics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Christina Hart
Subject Overview:

The subject explores the rationale, methodology and some specific techniques appropriate to the teaching of physics at junior and senior secondary levels in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards for science and the Victorian Certificate of Education.

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 course introduces a variety of approaches to the organisation of and strategies for teaching physics and junior science in secondary schools, the VCE physics study design, resources relevant to teaching physics and junior science, and valid methods for diagnosis, assessment and evaluations in physics teaching and junior science. It covers practical and theoretical issues in planning units of work from the VCE study design, and seeks to develop personal skills in special areas through the demonstrations, elective program and excursions.

Assessment: Essays and assignments equivalent to 4000 words.
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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