Science Curriculum 1 (EDMT5617)


This unit of study is the first of two core units undertaken by all students preparing to teach Science in high schools as one of their two teaching specialisations. Students will investigate the nature and purpose of science education in the secondary school, contemporary syllabuses in science for 7-10 children's understanding of science, teaching and learning strategies, the planning of learning activities to support high school students achievement of the NSW Board of studies (2012) 7-10 syllabus outcomes. All students must participate as mentors in the i-science project.

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1 X 1hr lecture for 5 weeks, 1x1.5-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks, 1x4-hr i-science project practicum for 3 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 3 wk


portfolio (45%), assignment (15%), lesson plan 1 (15 %), and lesson plan 2 (25%)

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.