OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Builds upon EDU01246 - Curriculum Specialisation: Science I. 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 for NSW Years 11 and 12 Science Syllabuses. There is also an opportunity to reflect critically on contemporary perspectives and issues in the teaching of science in secondary schools.

Unit content

In relation to at least two (2) Stage 6 Science syllabus areas:

  1. Knowledge of Science Stage 6 syllabus content including: 
  2. Knowledge of pedagogy in relation to teaching Year 11-12 Science 
  3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching Year 11-12 Science

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 2

  • Available from: http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/: NSW Board of Studies, Science syllabus .
  • Available from: http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/13658.html: Queensland Studies Authority , Syllabus documents .
  • 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
Workshop on-site 1 day (once)
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Tutorial online 1 hour (4 weeks)
Assessment design40%
Unit of work60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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