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 |
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|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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMs Ann Osman
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject explores the rationale, methodology and teaching techniques relevant to the teaching of VCE Chemistry, with a special emphasis on Units 2 and 4 of the VCE study. Some of the general teaching techniques of Chemistry are also emphasized in junior science, including laboratory work, demonstrations and safety in the use of chemicals and equipment, In this subject, we focus on quantitative Chemistry, the various types of chemical calculations, definitional problems, chemical equation-writing and actual measured quantities in practical activities. Another detailed focus will be on assessment in Chemistry, both as prescribed by VCAA, and informal and alternate assessment opportunities.
In combined science, shared with the other science methods, teacher candidates will explore pedagogical strategies to engage science learners in the middle years of secondary school.
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
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
4.1 Support student participation
4.4 Maintain student safety
5.1 Assess student learning
There are 3 assessment tasks for this subject
NOTE: Teacher candidates doing one LA science subject will submit the inquiry-based teaching task while those doing two LA science subjects will submit both assessment tasks listed in dot point 3, completing one for each of their LA science subjects.
Hurdle requirement: 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.
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VCAA, VCE Chemistry Study Design, VCAA, 2005 (extended till 2015)
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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:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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