OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to Science teaching in secondary education. Students learn about syllabus requirements, the development of a unit of work, the development of detailed lesson plans and the selection of appropriate assessment strategies. There is also an opportunity to reflect critically on contemporary perspectives and issues in the teaching of Science in secondary schools.

Unit content

1. Knowledge of the Science Years 7-10 syllabus 

2. Knowledge of pedagogy in context of teaching Science Years 7-10 

3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching Science Years 7-10

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Available online from http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/science/ : NSW Board of Studies, 2013, NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Science K-10, 2nd edn, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Woolcott, G & Whannell, R, 2017, Teaching secondary science Theory and practice, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-316-63611-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (4 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 Day (Once)
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Online short taskSR
Analysis and Application of a Teaching Strategy50%
Lesson Plans50%

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Fee information


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