Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
125 hours. 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.
Teacher Candidates must meet the minimum academic study requirements for teaching in specialist areas, in accordance with the Victorian Institute of Teaching's Specialist Area Guidelines, for entry into this subject.
|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 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.
Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject explores the rationale, methodology and teaching techniques relevant to the teaching of VCE Chemistry, especially VCE Units 1 and 3. General teaching techniques of Chemistry are also emphasized in junior Science, including laboratory work, demonstrations and safety in the use of chemicals and equipment. The subject covers practical and theoretical aspects of planning engaging lessons and units of work in VCE Chemistry. Chemistry has conceptual complexities, like the Mole, which baffle secondary students. Very small scale particles and forces have to be used to explain macroscopic phenomena. An introduction to assessment in Chemistry will also be taught in this subject.
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. Teacher candidates will explore pedagogical strategies to engage science learners in the middle years of secondary school. This is taught through practice with pupils in small groups in school classrooms, and through workshops and excursions delivered by Science education experts. Teacher candidates will be introduced to the use of research on student’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.
ICT is treated as an integral part of contemporary science teaching practice, where appropriate it is used to support and enhance conceptual understanding and teaching practice.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
There are three assessment tasks:
NOTE: Teacher candidates doing one LA science subject will submit the practice-based reflective task while those doing 2 LA science subjects will submit both assessment tasks listed in dot point 3, completing one for each of their LA science subjects.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
VCAA, VCE Chemistry Study Design, VCAA, 2005 (extended to 2015)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the course, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Download PDF version.