EPS2200 Teaching Biology and Earth Science
|Short Description:||Teach Biology & Earth Science|
|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
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.