School Of Education

Science Curriculum 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102898.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 5

Credit Points: 10

102086 Designing Teaching and Learning AND 102081 Adolescent Development and Teaching AND 102083 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning

About this Unit
The unit will explore senior Science curriculum to develop pre-service teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge in the teaching of Science across Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environment and Physics. The unit will provide opportunities to engage with teaching Science across a range of courses in years 11-12. The specifics of the relevant NSW Education Standards Authority Stage 6 Science Syllabus will be analysed and critiqued as will current Australian and NSW educational/curriculum policies and priorities. Emphasis will be placed on principles underlying Science teaching to develop innovative lesson and unit planning, choose relevant data and contexts to create authentic assessment tasks and apply consistent feedback for student learning. There will be a focus on the development of laboratory skills and techniques including aspects of general and mandatory safety requirements. Opportunities for investigation and discussion of current research particularly related to the development of applied and inquiry-based Science learning will be presented.

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