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EDSE3051 - Teaching Science 1A
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 96 credit points including 36 credit points of Education including EDSE2001 and 12 intermediate credit points in one of Chemistry, Biology, Geosciences or Physics and 12 junior credit points in either Chemistry or Physics
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Sutherland

Classes: 1x1.5-hr workshop/wk for 9 wks, 1x4-hr workshop/wk for 3 wks

Assessment: portfolio (35%) and reflection on presentation skills (30%) and lesson plan with resource (35%)

This unit of study is the initial Science Curriculum (method) core course unit for all prospective secondary Science teachers who are in the third year of the combined BEd/BSc degree program. The unit is designed to introduce students to contemporary ideas on the nature and practice of science education in the context of schooling, the aims of secondary science education and their implementation, the nature of the school science curriculum with particular emphasis on Australian secondary science curricula and the research, skills, resources and challenges that provide the contexts for contemporary science teaching and learning. The unit addresses Science curricula 7 - 12 with a particular focus on the NSW Science 7-10 syllabus. All students must participate as mentors in the i-science project.
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