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ESS467 - Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:P White
Prerequisite:EME444/ESS444 and a sub-major sequence in biology or equivalent.
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EME214, EME467, ESS267, ESS767

Contact hours: 3 hour seminar each week

Content

This unit is intended to develop students' understanding of the nature of post-primary biology education both within and beyond Victoria. The unit's learning experiences are centred on the development of the science education component of each student's professional portfolio and are designed to address classroom practice competencies and the place of biology education within the broader curriculum. The unit assumes a basic level of competence in the use of learning technologies at the technical level and is designed to extend students' understanding and skills in the application of those technologies in learning environments.

Assessment

1. Difficult concepts in the curriculum (45%)

2. Goals of the curriculum (25%)

3. Development of a unit of work (30%)

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent. All tasks criterion-referenced.

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