Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
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|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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMs Fiona Trapani
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject explores the rationale, resources, methodology and specific techniques appropriate to teaching, learning and assessing Biology, drawing from the current VCAA Biology Study Design (particularly Units 2 and 4) and ACARA. In Unit 2 the emphasis is on organisms and their environment- adaptations and ecosystems. In Unit 4 the emphasis is on molecular genetics and gene technologies and changes to populations over time leading to the evolution of species. These areas will be addressed with particular emphasis on the use of ICT to aid understanding of concepts and to model change.
In combined science, shared with other science methods, teacher candidates will explore pedagogical strategies to engage science learners in the middle years of secondary schooling.
Contemporary ICT practice will be incorporated where appropriate in the development of knowledge, skills and abilities to use ICT to support student learning and professional 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 3 assessment tasks for this subject.
Hurdle tasks: Satisfactory participation in fortnightly online activities throughout semester
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.
CAA( 2006) VCE Biology Study Design (also available online)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the course, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
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