ESS744 - Science Curriculum Inquiry

Year:

2021 unit information

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

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course D304, E760, E763, E763T or E765

Prerequisite:

D304 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%

For students enrolled in E762.2, E763.2, E765.2, students must pass 4 units in total, EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPR731 and EPR751

Corequisite:

E762 course students must complete EPR724

E765 course students must complete EPR754

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.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and, 1 x 3-hour seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks)

Note:

E762 Internship students should not be enrolled in this unit.
Please contact Student Services to confirm your course map.

Content

The principal aim of this unit is to prepare students for teaching secondary science (years 7-10) through an inquiry approach.

The unit will focus on aspects such as curriculum influences and curriculum design (both in Victoria and nationally). Each aspect of this unit will complement and support specialisms offered in other Science Education Curriculum Inquiry Studies.

The inquiry approach to teaching and learning science will be deeply explored, through engagement with a broad range of topics, such as the nature of science and the rationale for teaching it, research into student's understandings of science and thus the implications for teaching science, and scientific literacy in communities, including public engagement with science.

Unit Fee Information

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