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 NSW Board of Studies syllabus 7-10. All students must participate as mentors in the i-science project.

Further unit of study information


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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


72 credit points, including 12 Intermediate credit points from one of (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

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.