University of Technology Sydney

013421 Science Teaching Methods 3


3hpw x 9wks (lecture and tutorial, online)
Requisite(s): 013419 Science Teaching Methods 1 OR 013049 Science Teaching Methods 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013067 Science Teaching Methods 3 AND 028265 Science Teaching Methods 3



This subject develops pre-service teacher knowledge and understanding of the nature of assessment and reporting, and the relationship to learning. In this subject, students analyse and evaluate different purposes and approaches to assessment and underlying principles. Pre-service teachers develop an understanding of the key role of assessment in syllabus and performance standards to ensure quality learning experiences and achievement. Pre-service teachers develop an understanding of how teaching, learning, assessment, feedback and reporting can be aligned and integrated in practice, including summative and formative assessment; the nature and role of syllabus outcomes in the planning of integrated teaching; and learning and assessment programs. Students develop a philosophy of teaching science, taking account of current syllabuses and policies, and demonstrate understanding of the professional insights and demands of the practising science teacher.

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Calendar B Autumn session

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