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EPS2200 Teaching Biology and Earth Science

Short Description: Teach Biology & Earth Science
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111

Other requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


In this course, pre-service teachers will learn about inquiry approaches and how to select an appropriate inquiry method for a particular problem. They will be active participants in a guided inquiry to answer a question that integrates aspects of Biological and Earth Sciences. They will also consider how to plan for and teach guided inquiries to learners. Pre-service teachers will also deepen their existing understanding of the nature of science and the organisation and structure of the Australian Curriculum: Science. They will develop and implement authentic teaching of a science concept, and will develop their science communication skills by producing a visual presentation of their learning. To enhance their understanding of assessment procedures in science, they will develop criteria by which their learning could be assessed. This course allows pre-service teachers to experience collaborative learning and to consider the integration of ICT, literacy, numeracy and design technology with science.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online