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ESS767 - Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

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 course E760 only)

Unit chair:P 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' mastery 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 critically reflect on the implications of curriculum change. Students will model and critically evaluate current pedagogical practices and analyse the relationship of these to research practices in contemporary biology. Students will use research literature to design innovative 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 complex teaching and learning environments.

Assessment

Resource development (40%) 2000 word (or equivalent)

Curriculum development (60%) 3000 word (or equivalent)

Assessment will total 5000 words (or equivalent). All tasks are criterion-referenced.

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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