ESS767 - Senior Biology: Curriculum Study
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
Student must be enrolled in course D304, E760, E763, E763T or E765
D304 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil
Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit will develop students' mastery of contemporary theories of teaching and learning in secondary biology with a focus on senior biology (years 11 and 12) both within and beyond Victoria. Consideration will be given to the new (2016 – 2021) VCE Biology Study Design.
Students will critically reflect on the implications of curriculum change. Students will model and critically evaluate current pedagogical practices and analyse the relationship of these to research practices in contemporary biology. Students will use research literature to design innovative learning sequences involving resource and assessment design to support secondary students’ understandings of difficult concepts.
Practical, hands-on, inquiry based laboratory, field, and virtual activities will be investigated and adapted to complex teaching and learning environments.
Resource development, 2000 word (or equivalent), 40%
Curriculum development, 3000 word (or equivalent), 60%
Assessment will total 5000 words (or equivalent)
All tasks are criterion-referenced
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