Subject details

  • Topics
    • Science Literacy - Investigations and inquiry
    • Observation in inquiry - Chemistry (solids, liquids and gases)
    • Questioning - Physical and chemical changes in Chemistry
    • Science Focus - Earth and space science
    • Teaching Strategies 5E Model
    • Lesson Planning & creating outcomes - Physics (electricity)
    • Focus on Assessment - Physics
    • Assessment applications - Physics (heating, cooling and freezing)
    • Programming and Planning Units - Biology
    • Classroom Management & Safety - Biology (food webs and decomposing)
    • ICT STEM - Literacies of Science
    • ICT STEM - Science as a Human Endeavour
    • Reflection and Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary Science based on local, national and international research
  2. evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
  3. appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary Science teaching programs
  4. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Lower Secondary Science
  5. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary Science.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary Science teachers. The focus of the subject is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, resources, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Lower Secondary Science. Teaching and learning practices to support and challenge a diverse student cohort are explored.

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