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EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSLT or BSED
Pre-requisite: BSED Only - EDS2401

Overview

Teacher professional accreditation demands that secondary teaching graduates have a strong professional knowledge of discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies within their chosen teaching areas. Although there are some common pedagogical approaches across clusters of disciplines, there are also distinctive practices within specific disciplines. This course enables preservice teachers to develop specific knowledges and pedagogical understandings within the Science discipline.

The course begins with preservice teachers exploring specific structures and knowledges related to their teaching area. Building on this, they will then actively construct their own pedagogical practice and develop professional expertise in delivering discipline specific teaching for learning. The purpose of this course is to move beyond generic approaches of teaching for learning to provide a deep understanding of how to teach in their Science discipline. This course provides the opportunity for preservice teachers to learn how Science content, pedagogy and curriculum fit and work together to provide effective learning opportunities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022