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ESS467 - Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Peta White

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit will develop students' understanding 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 reflect on the implications of curriculum change. Students will model current pedagogical practices and consider the relationship of these to research practices in contemporary biology. Students will use literature to design 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 teaching and learning environments.

Assessment

Resource development, 1600 word (or equivalent), 40%

Curriculum development, 2400 word (or equivalent), 60%

 

Assessment will total 4000 words (or equivalent)

All tasks are criterion-referenced

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