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.
1x1-hr lecture for 4 wks, 1x1.5-hr workshop/wk for 6 wks, 4x4-hr i-science project practicum for 4 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 6 wks.
portfolio (40%) and 2x1000wd assignments (2x20%) and 1x2000wd project assignment (20%)
Venville, G., Dawson, V., (2012) The art of teaching science for middle and secondary school (2nd ed) Sydney: Allen and Unwin