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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Study Period Commencement:
|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.
CoordinatorFather Gerard Healy
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject prepares teacher candidates for the teaching of secondary school physics, especially VCE Physics Units 2 and 4. Pedagogical methods and learning and teaching approaches appropriate to physics are covered. These include the use of classroom instruction, practical laboratory work, and the use of Information and Communication Technology. The subject also explores assessment of physics. In addition, some coverage is devoted to physics as outlined in the year 7-10 general science component of AusVELS, the framework for the Australian Curriculum in Victoria, and specific areas of the VCE course unlikely to be familiar to teacher candidates.
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
1. Prepare a School Assessed Coursework (SAC) (1200 words) due mid semester (33%).
2. Physics prac or demonstration (equivalent to 1500 words) (34%), incorporating:
a. Prepare and present a 30 minute prac or demonstration (If a prac was presented in Semester 1/EDUC90469, then you must do a demonstration, and vice-versa), due in-class during semester;
b. A 400-500 word written reflection on the prac/demonstration, a risk assessment and a hand-out, due end of semester.
3. Combined Science component task (33%):
Either a project with an inquiry focus (equivalent to 1300 words), due mid-semester,
a critical analysis of assessment strategies in science teaching (equivalent to 1300 words), due end of semester.
Teacher candidates doing one Learning Area (LA) science subject will submit the inquiry project for their third piece of assessment while those doing two Learning Area science subjects will submit both tasks listed under the third assessment, completing one for each of their LA science subjects.
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.
VCAA(2008) VCE Physics 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 this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
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