Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:February, Parkville - 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 total commitment. 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.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Maurizio Toscano
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|Subject Overview:||This subject prepares teacher candidates for teaching secondary school general science in years 7-10. Teacher candidates will use, develop and critically evaluate resources for teaching secondary science within the contexts of the physical, chemical, biological, earth and space sciences. In particular, they will draw upon and elaborate the science curriculum guidelines outlined in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards documents. Teacher candidates will analyse their own and others’ use of classroom demonstrations, modelling techniques, production of scientific artefacts, use of Information and Communication Technology and practical work. They will also use the science education literature to inform their teaching practices and engage in debates about the nature and purpose of science and science education. 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.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to: |
|Assessment:||There are 3 assessment tasks for this subject. |
NOTE: Teacher candidates doing one LA Science subject will submit a unit box while those doing 2 LA science subjects will submit both assessment tasks listed in dot point 3, completing one in each of their LA science subjects.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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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