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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
Version produced : 26 October 2020

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) or BPED 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.

Synopsis

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, 2020 Online
Date printed 26 October 2020