ESS467 - Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1-hour Collaborate sessions scheduled throughout the trimester and weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums

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.

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