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.
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 3 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
72 credit points, including 12 Intermediate credit points from one of (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics)