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EPS3200 Teaching Chemistry and Earth Science

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


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.


In this course, pre-service teachers will actively adopt a classic science inquiry approach, the 5Es, to answer a question that integrates aspects of Chemical and Earth Sciences. Alongside their participation in this inquiry will be the requirement to consider carefully how they would plan for and teach such an inquiry themselves, particularly with regard to the safe handling of chemicals. Pre-service teachers will also deepen their existing understanding of the nature of science and the organisation and structure of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Pre-service teachers will apply this understanding in the analysis of a teaching scenario and production of an improved plan, and will extend their skills in science communication by the production of an authentic science report. To enhance their understanding of assessment procedures in science, they will develop criteria by which their learning may 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 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021