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ESS744 - Science: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in D304, E760, E763, E763T, or E765

Unit chair:

Peter Hubber

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

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Lesson planning in science;
  • The nature of science and rationale for teaching it;
  • Research into students’ understandings of science and implications for teaching science;
  • Contemporary understandings about students’ learning of science;
  • Australian National Curriculum: Science structure as it relates to the teaching of science.
  • The Nature of Science and implications for the teaching and learning of science – models and representations in science, and argumentation;
  • Assessing the development of students’ understandings and skills in science;
  • Teaching and learning strategies to support students’ understandings in science;
  • Planning and management of practical science learning activities;
  • Scientific literacy and literacies of science; and
  • Applications of ICT in the science classroom.

 

Assessment

Oral presentation and concept map 40% 2000 words

Unit development and literature review 60% 3000 words

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