University of Technology Sydney

028265 Science Teaching Methods 3


3hpw x 9wks (lecture and tutorial, online)
Requisite(s): (028263 Science Teaching Methods 1 AND (72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10349 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10444 Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Languages and Cultures))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013421 Science Teaching Methods 3 AND C10209 Bachelor of Educational Studies


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, 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 practicing science teacher.

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Autumn D session, City campus

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