Teaching Science 1A (EDSE3051)


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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1x1.5-hr workshop/wk for 13 wks, 1x4-hr workshop/wk for 3 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 1 wk


portfolio (45%) and assignment (20%) and lesson plan and resources (35%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

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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.

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