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ESS755 - Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:P Hubber




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on the teaching and learning of science in practical activity situations, the role of digital technology in the science classroom and the affordances to learning science through student engagement in informal settings. This unit also has a focus on critiquing and developing resources to enhance the teaching and learning of science.

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 teacher's 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


Research Assignment 40% (3000 words)

Electronic Portfolio 60% (2000 words)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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