Subject details

  • Topics
    • The nature and importance of Science
    • Science as Inquiry
    • Online and other resources for teachers of mathematics
    • Planning individual lessons
    • Planning and conducting practical lessons
    • Planning and conducting excursions
    • Formative assessments in Upper Secondary Science
    • Summative assessments in Upper Secondary Science
    • Designing assessment items in Upper Secondary Science
    • Marking and moderating assessment items
    • Reporting on student achievment
    • Creating a positive learning environment
    • Review and Reflection
  • 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. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary Science
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary Science
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary Science to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary Science curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary Science.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (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 teachers to teach the Upper Secondary Science curriculum. The focus of the subject is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary Science. The subject examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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