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Teaching Secondary Science (7-10) (EDN549)
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit offers opportunities for developing knowledge and understanding of curriculum and pedagogy in the lower secondary science. Students engage with national science curriculum perspectives. The unit focuses on the structure and content of the science curriculum, engaging pedagogy, differentiation and assessment. Through critical analysis and evaluation of curriculum documents, development of learning programmes and, lesson planning, teaching and inter personal skills and expertise will be enhanced.
This program also promotes STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics).
|Unit Learning Outcomes||ULO1: Display expertise with inquiry skills of questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analyzing data and information, evaluating and communicating. (CLO 1a, APST 2.1).
ULO2: Design lessons to teach the concepts in the Australian Curriculum: Science Learning Area in a supportive and safe learning environment. (CLO 1a, 2a, 3a, APST 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4).
ULO3: Use the Australian Curriculum: Science Learning Area to plan a logical sequence of science lessons to support lower secondary student science learning informed by theory and research. (CLO 1a, 2a, 2c, APST 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1).
ULO4: Use the Australian Curriculum: Science Learning Area to plan a logical sequence of science lessons to promote a high level of engagement for lower secondary school learners in a supportive and safe learning environment. (CLO 1a, 2a, 2c, APST 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4).
ULO5: Use questioning as an authentic method of formative assessment to evaluate student learning of science concepts and processes. (CLO 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, APST 1.1, 1.2, 3.5, 5.1, 5.4).
ULO6: Design lessons that incorporate planned formative assessment informed by theory and research of alternate conceptions of science. (CLO 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, APST 1.1, 1.2, 3.5, 5.1, 5.4).
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|Unit Learning Experiences||On line participation nurtures a collaborative approach to science learning; analysis and unpacking of AC:S will enhance teacher knowledge; engagement in the review and trialling of hands on activities will raise an awareness to the scientific process and nurture the development of skills for managing classroom investigations; developing programs and respective lesson plans will raise awareness r.e. safety in the science classroom, behaviour management, and importantly provide opportunity for the equitable provision of SU, SIS and SHE in the AC:S|
|Assessment||The assessment in this unit consists of three assignments that cover a range of assessable items: practical application (teaching performance), planning and preparation of a lesson plan and a program, and essay writing.
Assessment for this unit is conducted in accordance with the Assessment Policy. https://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AssessmentPolicies
All assignments needs to be submitted through the LMS website and the Assignment Dropbox.
All assessment sheets and the Assessment Guide are available on LMS.
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7-10), successful completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, either CHE540 Chemistry for Teaching Secondary (7-10) or PEN540 Physics for Teaching Secondary (7-10)|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
Mr Philip Jones
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Mr Philip Jones
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