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ESS755 - Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:P Hubber

A sub-major sequence in one area of science or an approved equivalent.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


The unit will consist of the following topics:
•    Productive use of excursions and incursions in science;
•    Laboratory management policies and procedures, legal responsibilities of the science teacher;
•    Preparation and storage of laboratory chemicals and biological materials;
•    Ways of using community science resources including local industry and government agencies;
•    Effective use of web based resources for science teaching and learning;
•    Strategies for the effective preparation and presentation of teachers' demonstrations;
•    Strategies for the effective use of a range of equipment, including learning technologies such as data-logging, computers and graphic calculators: strategies for the effective preparation and management of laboratory activities undertaken by students;
•    Formative and summative assessment of practical activities; and
•    Research related to the effective use of practical activities in science learning


Task 1:  Teacher Demonstration 25% (1000 words): The presentation and discussion of a teacher demonstration as well as a written summary of the demonstration.
Task 2: Research Assignment 35% (3000 words):  Research assignment that discusses the benefits and difficulties in undertaking excursions and provide details of a viable excursion experience that is embedded in a particular science curriculum.
Task 3:  Electronic Portfolio 40% (2000 words): This involves a collection of science teaching resources with a written rationale for their use in a contemporary science classroom.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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